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BERNHARDT'S WORLD TOUR OFF; 
SHE CANNOT STAND UNASSISTED 



Her Company Seeking Other Engagements, is Report in 
London. Great Actress Under Constant Care of Physi- 
cians. Was to Have Gone Through America 
Again Under Management W. F. Connor. 



(Special Cable to Vajusjtt.) 

London, July 1. 

It is reported here Sarah Bernhardt'* 
contemplated tour of the world, start- 
ing next seasbn, will not materialize. 

Bernhardt cannot stand unassisted, 
it is said. One of her knees is almost 
beyond hope of recovery, and doctors 
are in constant attendance upon her. 
Bernhardt is confined to her bed, 
where she must remain at least a fort- 
night while the physicians are striving 
to help her, -Irving stiffening, but so 
far without result. 

Bernhardt's company is panic-strick- 
en, and the members are now reported 
seeking other engagements. 

The world tour had been planned to 
start in New York under the manage- 
ment of W. F. Connor, who piloted 
Bernhardt on her famous independent 
circuit of the states, before last season 
when she played in vaudeville for the 
Orpheum Circuit. While on the ()r- 
pheum time Bernhardt got around the 
stage during her scenes with diffi- 
culty, and it was then expected she 
would never reappear in America. 

Bernhardt has been at Dax taking 
the mud baths. She expected to spend 
the summer at her Brittany home be- 
fore leaving for America. 

Bernhardt is about 68 years of age. 
Her last season over here, while play- 
ing vaudeville, netted Martin Beck a 
profit of $38,000, although Bernhardt 
traveled at a weekly expense of over 
J 5 10,000, including her own salary of 
$1,000 daily (paid her each night after 
the final performance), cost of trans- 
portation front Europe and return and 
over the Circuit, also for all attending 
expense details. 

Upon the Orpheum Circuit director* 
seeing the estimated expense account 



of the Bernhardt tour, they requested 
Beck, general manager, to personally 
assume the Bernhardt contract, which 
he did. Beck had engaged Bernhardt 
as a Circuit attraction. 



WALKER GETS SHERMAN HOUSES. 

Edmonton, Can., July 1. 

The Western Canada Theatres, Ltd., 

of which C. P. Walker, of Winnipeg, 

is general manager, has taken over the 

Sherman interests here, consisting of 
the Empire theatre. 

This was only a small part of the 
deal, as the Sherman Grand, at Cal- 
gary, and theatres at Regina, Saska- 
toon and one or two other towns, for- 
merly controlled by the Sherman in- 
terests, were also taken over. 

The entire list will in future be 
played by attractions booked by the 
Western Canada Theatres, Ltd. 

This means attractions for all the- 
atres in western Canada will be booked 
through one central office. 



Adgie's Lions at Majestic. 

Chicago. July 1. 

Adgie's Lions will be a feature of 
the bill next week at the Majestic. 
These animals were on their way to 
the Great Northern Hippodrome when 
one killed Emerson Deitrich. the man- 
ager, last week. 

The widespread publicity of this 
tragedy brought about the Majestic 
booking. 



"My Hero" Is Musical Piece. 

"My Hero" is the title of a new 
musical piece which has been com- 
posed by Frank Stammers and Harold 
Orlob, the former writing the hook and 
the latter the music. 



OUTSIDE SHOWS MUST BE OJC'd. 

San Francisco, July 1. 

Fake attractions and cheap shows 
outside of the fair grounds are not to 
be countenanced during 1915. A dec- 
laration of the policy in this respect 
was decided at a meeting held here 
by the Public Welfare and Exposition 
committees of the supervisors. 

While representatives of the exposi- 
tion company and of the amusement 
and concession features protested 
against granting any privileges to 
shows outside the grounds, the super- 
visors expressed the opinion that 
amusements of a proper character 
should not be prohibited, favoring a 
strict supervision of outside shows and 
nothing of a questionable character 
would be tolerated. 

The application of A. H. MacKenzie 
for a permit to conduct a spectacular 
attraction, called "Fighting Flames," 
was taken under advisement. 

Members of the Theatre Managers' 
Association appeared in opposition to 
the application. 



BULLFIGHTING AT BUFFALO. 

Buffalo, July 1. 

The sports of Buffalo and vicinity 
are to be furnished the thrills of the 
season on the Fourth when Senor 
Enrique Robles, of Madrid, undisputed 
champion bull fighter of Spain and 
Mexico, will combat with several of 
the most vicious Canadian bulls ob- 
tainable. 

Two performances will be staged in 
an arena at Erie Beach. 



Chicago Programs Controlled. 

Chicago, July 1. 

The Riley Advertising System has 
purchased the business of the Jefferson 
Program Company and now is in con- 
trol of all the programs in the first-class 
theatres in Chicago. 

The Jefferson company has been in 
business for some time and at one 
time had quite a monopoly in the pro- 
gram business. 



'Daddy Long Legs" at Gaiety. 

Henry Miller and "Daddy Long 
Legs" will very likely be the opening 
attraction of the Gaiety's new season 
early in September. 



WALTER SPLITS WITH L4L 

A split, friendly or otherwise, has 
occurred between Klaw & Erlanger 
and Eugene Walter, the playwright. 
It is said to have happened after a 
question had arisen between the au- 
thor and managers over M A Plain 
Woman" which Walter wrote and K. 
& E. produced last spring in Phila- 
delphia. 

Following the separation, Walter is 
reported to have started the organiza- 
tion of an exploiting company to pro- 
duce his own plays, commencing next 
season with the "Woman" piece. 



LOEW AFTER FEATURES. 

With a good start for the founda- 
tion of the Loew Circuit vaudeville 
programs next season, in the form of 
standard acts for the time, the Loew 
booking office is now becoming inter- 
ested in feature turni for the bills. 

Lines are out, according to report 
for several big numbers, and among 
these may be some foreign acta. The 
Loew Circuit starting next season will 
require between 350 and 400 acts, 
playing this many, if not more, con- 
tinuously through the season. From 
50 to 70 headliners will be among 
them. 



TWO-ACT 40 YEARS AFTER. 

Springfield, Mass., July 1. 

A two-act reunited 40 years after 
its original formation is at Poli's this 
week. The members are CoL Sam 
Holdsworth, age 84, and Joe Norcross, 
age 76. 

It was in 1872 the same tarn was one 
of the best known in vaudeville. 
They scored a complete success on the 
occasion of the reunion Monday. 



MIKE AND COURTNEY QIRL8. 

Mike Bernard, the pianist, and the 
Courtney Sisters will become a three- 
act for next season, first showing the 
new turn at Henderson's, Coney Island, 
July 13. 

Mr. Bernard, formerly of Weston 
and Bernard, recently married Flor- 
ence Courtney. Mike has been recov- 
ering from a bad case of blood poison- 
ing for the past five weeks, having' 
gotten some make-up on a fever blis- 
ter He attempted to remove the 
make -up matter with scissors. 



VARIETY 



ENGLAND'S ALL-AMERICAN BILL 
WITH AC TS FIRS T TIME THERE 

Vaudeville Program Opening July 13 at Finsbury Park Will 

Have Yankee Turns, Making English Debut. Program 

Filled with Exception of One Act. 



(Special Cable to V ambit.) 

London, July 1. 

The all-American vaudeville bill to 
•open at Finsbury Park July 13 will 
have Yankee turns on it all new as 
well to this side. 

The program as so far completed 
(with one act to fill) consists of Doo- 
1ey and Sayles, Six Brown Brothers, 
Avon Comedy Four, Charles and 
Fanny Van, Four Bards, Ethel Mac 
Barker and the Stanleys. 



CHARLES OUT OF MAR1GNY. 

Paris, July 1. 

Jacques Charles has resigned the 
management of the Marigny here, 
leaving the place June 30. His suc- 
cessor has not yet been announced. 

It's reported H. B. Marinelli is ne- 
gotiating for control of the house, tak- 
ing possession next season if the deal 
it consummated. 



PLAY FOR FRANCES STARR. 

(Special Cable to Vabistt.) 

London, July 1. 

Frances Starr is to be featured next 
season by David Belasco in a play 
written by Edward Knoblauch. 



FRED EMNEY COMING OVER. 
(Special Cable to V abort.) 

London, July 1. 

Fred Emney, a big favorite in the 
"balls, is going to America next season, 
"having been engaged for American 
vaudeville by Eddie Darling, who is on 
this side at present, representing the 
United Booking Offices of New York. 

Mr. Darling left for Paris yester- 
day. He found but little here worth 
while and noted particularly the dearth 
of women acts. But few turns have 
been taken by him. 

The Eddie Darling crowd, or bunch 
of United Booking Offices men who 
sailed with Darling to the other side, 
are due to return to New York about 
July 25. 



NEW COMEDY WELL WRITTEN. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, July 1. 

At the Prince of Wales theatre June 
25 was shown "The Bill," by Lady 
Randolph Churchill. 

It is a well-written comedy, with 
Marie Doro weak in the leading role. 



SOUBRET AS AUTHOR. 
(Special Cable to Variety ) 

Paris, July 1. 

The revue to commence the winter 
season at the Olympia will be by Mile. 
Mistinguett, and played by that artiste 
and the comic, Boucot. Max Agion, 
secretary of the house, is assisting the 
soubret. 

Mistinguett is due to open at the 
Theatre des Varietes in November, in 
a revue by Rip and Bousquet, in which 
the leading roles will be held by Jane 



Maniac and the usual troupe of that 
boulevard house, also possibly Max 
Dearly, who is returning like a prodi- 
gal son. 



KOHLMAR'S OPINION. 

\.apectol Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 1. 

Telling the second company to play 
"Potash & Perlmutter" over here that 
the first company contained the worst 
actors in the world, incensed the man- 
agement of the "P&P" show at the 
Queen's, and the statement was re- 
sented. 

Kohlmar arrived in London Satur- 
day. He immediately witnessed the 
performance by the original English 
company, then called the company that 
came over with him to put out the 
second show, for rehearsal Monday, 
when he expressed his opinion. 



"ON THE MOVE" PROVINCIAL. 

(Special Cable to Varihty.) 

London, July 1. 

A 70-minute revue, "On the Move," 
opened at the Victoria Palace Mon- 
day. It is in five scenes and is a fast- 
moving show containing old jokes 
that were "released" long ago, but will 
make good provincial entertainment. 



COWBOY MINSTRELS BIG. 

(Special Cable to Variety. ) 

London, July 1. 

Bert Lamont's Cowboy Minstrels 

opened at the Victoria Palace Monday 

and registered a real hit. 



Deputies Do Well. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, July 1. 

Nat Ayer and Margaret Moffett 

deputized Monday at the Coliseum for 

George Graves. The deputies scored. 



Has Effective Novelty. 
(Special Cable to Varibt*.» 

London, July 1. 

Kittie Ross at the Oxford, in addi- 
tion to the Howard Brothers, makes 
an effective novelty on a bill and 
scored accordingly. 



Eva Shirley Does Nicely. 

{Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, July 1. 

Eva Shirley, opening at the New 

cross Empire this week, did nicely. 



£anis at Femina, Paris. 

(Special Cubic to Variety.) 

London, July 1 

Following her engagement at the 

Pal/ce, London, Elsie Janis wil 1 an- 

I ear at the Femina. Paris. r ,a 

there on a salary and percentage. 

Fanny Marinoff in "Yellow Ticket." 

[Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, July 1. 

When "The Yellow Ticket" is pro- 
duced here, Fanny MnrinofT will likely 
have the leading role. 



NEW SHOW AT EMPIRE. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 1. 

A new show will go on at the Em- 
pire in three weeks, replacing the pres- 
ent revue, "The Merry Go-Round." 

Harry Vernon will write the book, 
with music by Jean Gilbert, Lou 
Hirsch and Fink. Fisher and Green, 
Americans who play Hebrew charac- 
ters, will probably be the principal co- 
medians of the new production Alfred 
Butt is making, although it is likely the 
same scenery now in use will again be 
employed. 



12 CORESPONDENTS IN DIVORCE. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, July 1. 

The leading woman of a big legiti- 
mate success now playing in London is 
about to be sued for divorce. Twelve 
corespondents are to be named, with 
her leading man included, he being the 
latest "affair." 



"LITTLE MINISTER" REVIVAL. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 1. 

Charles Frohman has decided upon 
a revival of "The Little Minister" for 
next fall in New York. He has en- 
gaged Marie Lohr for it. The revival 
will occur 12 years after the original 
production by the same manager. 



LONDON SWELTERING. 

(Bpecial Cable to Variety.) 

London, July 1. 

The weather is called "sweltering" 
tor this town just now. Strangers 
are patronizing the West End halls, 
but theatrical business in the provin- 
ces is ghastly. 



GRACE WITHDRAWS ACTION. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, July 1. 

The action for slander started by 
Grace La Rue against Alfred Butt has 
been withdrawn by the plaintiff upon 
the assurance of Mr. Butt he intended 
no imputation when he spoke from the 
Palace stage last November. 

Miss La Rue and Mr. Butt are now 
on friendlv terms. 



Evelyn Nesbit Suited to Marigny. 

Paris, July 1. 

Kvelyn Nesbit opened successfully at 
at Marigny June 27, on the eve of the 
Grand Prix, the city being full of vis- 
itors at the time. 

With Miss Nesbit is Jack Clifford, 
whose work was appreciated. The 
dancers appear to be better suited for 
this fashionable house than Max Lin- 
dcr. the June star of the Marigny. 

Anne Dancrey terminated her en- 
gagement at the Marigny June 30. 
The Lyris luminous act commenced 
Tune 29. going nicely. 



Hearn-Eley Coming Back. 

(Special t'ablf to VARIETY.) 

London, July 1. 
Despite good offers to remain on 
.lis side, Sam Hcarn and Helen Eley 
have engaged to reappear in American 
burlesque for next season. 

Mr. Hcarn and Miss Eley (Mrs. 
Hcarn) have engaged for next season 
with Dave Gordon. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Son, 104 East 14th street, New York: 

July 1, Tawansens (Hawaiians), Al- 
bert de Courville, Jack Tate and 
"Motoring" Co. (Aquitania); 

July 4, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Fergu- 
son (Oceanic); 

July 11, Selma Niesler (Kr. Aug. 
Vic.) ; 

July 16, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Beard 
(Cedric). 

July 1, Joe Sullivan and Mrs. Joe 
Sullivan (Mabel Ford) (Aquitania). 

June 30, Mrs. B. F. Keith, Mrs. John 
J. Murdock (Rotterdam). 

June 30, Harrington Reynolds, Jr. 
(St. Paul). 

June 27, Paul J. Rainey (Imperator). 

June 26, Orlando Daly (Philadel- 
phia). 

(Special Cable to VajUbtt.) 

London, July 1. 

July 1, Julius Tannen, Grace Field, 
A. Baldwin Sloane, Mike Selwyn, Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert Hilliard, Mr. and Mrs. 
Jos. E. Bickerton, Jr. (Olympic). 

July 1, Chief Capoulicon (New 
York). 

July 9, Sam Baerwitz (Imperator). 

(For South Africa), Harrigan and 
Holt, Hay and Crawford, Charles 
Stephenson, Vivian Carter. 

Paris, June 22. 
June 14 (For South America), Ker- 
ville, Three Mountfords, Conn and 
Conrad, Joe Welling Troupe. 



CARUSO LOOKS 'EM OVER. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 1. 

Piccadilly is daily seeing Enrico Ca- 
ruso walk down the lane, and the great 
Caruse isn't shy about casting his op- 
tics over the "flappers" that also parade 
around that way. 



AMERICANS IN PARIS. 

(St>e<ial Cable to Varihty.) 

Paris, July 1. 

Al Jnlson and wife and Melville El- 
lis are here on a motoring trip look- 
ing at the sights. They expect to 
proceed from here to Venice. 

J. J. Shubert is expected to reach 
Paris tomorrow (Thursday). 

Mrs. David Belasco is among the 
manv Americans here. 



Montgomery Marrying in Fall. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, July 1. 

The marriage of Dave Montgomery 

and Anna Fitzhugh will occur in the 

fall. Both are now on this side. Miss 

Fitzhugh is in Paris, studying voice 

culture. 

Alhambra New Revue Postponed. 
J Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 1. 

The proposed new revue at the 
Alhambra, to have been produced 
toward the end of July, has been post- 
poned by A. Chariot, the Alhambra's 
director, until October, owing to the 
present Alhambra show doing so well. 



Frances Ring Has Appendicitis. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 1. 

Frances Ring is in a sanitarium here, 

srffcrine: with appendicitis. 



VARIETY 



HAMMERSTEIN'S REVERSAL 

OF FORM MOST NOTICEABLE 



"Freaks" Not So Popular at "The Corner" as Formerly. Mrs. 

Lefty Louie Turned Down, as an Example. Arthur 

Hammerstein Giving Whole Attention to 

Position Late Brother So Successfully 

Filled. Admission Reduced. 



With the position as director of the 
tntertainment at Hammerstein's vaude- 
ville theatre falling onto Arthur Ham- 
merstein, what looks like a reversal 
of form from the policy so success- 
fully put into practice there by the late 
Willie Hammerstein, may be noticed. 

Willie Hammerstein was an admit- 
ted showman who could "get away" 
with almost anything. He started and 
finished things for the Victoria no one 
else would have thought of attempt- 
ing. Included among them were "freak 
acts" that Willie made drawing cards. 
In succeeding his brother to the man- 
agement of the famous house, Arthur 
Hammerstein appears inclined toward 
another policy, that of a long, well- 
balanced, swift-running program, that 
will stamp Hammerstein's as always 
the place for a good show, without 
making the theatre dependent upon a 
single boxoffice card. Willie always 
claimed the house had to have an at- 
traction. He would not concede the 
name "Hammerstein's" meant much to 
the boxoffice nor would he admit the 
location of the theatre brought in 
many transients, unless the draw were 
there. To support his argument Willie 
would cite certain weeks when the 
theatre did not do its usual volume. 

To "hold up business," Willie was 
ever ready to engage* any person in • 
the public's eye, and proved his con- 
tention that the center of a flash of 
publicity meant increased receipts, but 
it always left him in the position of 
looking for the next one. 

Arthur believes another policy will 
be as profitable. One of the first moves 
of the Arthur direction has been to 
cut the price, the general admission 
at night to the Roof (seats at the 
tables) being reduced to 50 cents. This 
was first placarded Sunday night, last, 
when the Roof turned 'em away, play- 
ing to $1,700 that evening (raining). 
The matinee downstairs had been over 
$500. The afternoon prices also have 
been revised for the upper portion of 
the theatre. 

Another sign of the stand Arthur! 
will take is the turning down by himf 
of the application of Mrs. Lefty Louie 
to appear on the Hammerstein stage. 
Mrs. Lefty is the widow of the gun- 
nian electrocuted in the Rosenthal 
murder case. Mrs. Gyp the Blood also 
wanted a stage job, although not so 
keen for "an act" as her sister in sor- 
row. While acknowledging that the 
electrocution of the four gunmen is 
"cold" just now for current attention, 
Arthur indicated in his refusal to con- 
sider either of the women for the 
Hammerstein program that he does 
n ot favor the continuous engagement 
of "freak acts." 

Mr. Hammerstein at the Monday 



matinee of this week stated he would 
have "speed" in his bills or know the 
reason why. "They won't cut, eh?" 
he said to a bystander (meaning that 
the acts on the bill would not reduce 
their running time on the stage). 
"Well, they will cut in this theatre or 
they won't work here," continued 
Arthur. "We pay the salaries and we 
r.re going to run that stage. What 
does the actor care if he gets his 
money, whether he does 16 minutes 
or does four?" 

Arthur will devote almost his en- 
tire attention to the management of 
Hammerstein's. Next season his le- 
gitimate attractions will only be "High 
Jinks" and one company of "The Fire- 
fly" with Edith Thayer in the lead. 
A new Victor Herbert opera Arthur 
had in view for Miss Thayer next sea- 
son will be postponed until '15-'16. The 
single new production Arthur is to 
make for the coming season is 
"Trapped," which he announced before 
the lamented death occurred of his 
immensely popular brother. This Ar- 
thur will do in association with A. 
H. Woods, who has bought one-third 
of the Richard Harding Davis-Jules 
Eckert Goodman play for a consider- 
able sum. Mr. Davis returned to New 
York last Sunday on the Utah. 

Among the improvements contem- 
plated for Hammerstein's is the en- 
closing of the Roof in glass, to be 
open the year around, and the possi- 
ble enlargement of the seating capac- 
ity in the theatre. 



RUTH ROYE'S SALARY. 

The salary of Ruth Roye in vaude- 
ville for next season has been causing 
discussion around the United Booking 
Offices. Miss Roye is playing her third 
consecutive week at the Palace, appear- 
ing as a "single act." sinking songs. 

During the first week of the Palace 
engagement Miss Roye is said to have 
asked $500 weekly on tie big time in 
the fall, but later io"^nted to accept 
$400 a week, without the booking of- 
fice signifying its concert to m.-» lower 
figure, although early ll week a re- 
port said Miss Roye had *>n ■; nv t vf \. 

Another hold over Pala ( act is .1 
centre of attraction among tlv agents. 
Adelaide and Hughes are the turn ar,.! 
M. S. Bentham the principal agent in- 
volved. One of the hangers-on art md 
the booking agency is said to claim t! • 
turn as his own, with the Bentham of- 
fice prepared to furnish visible evidence 
it has been handling Adelaide in vaude- 
ville ever since she left Broadway pro- 
ductions for the varieties. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



CYRIL MAUDE'S LONG STAT. 

(OpetfoJ CahU f» Yauri.) 

London, July 1. 
A long itay in America commencing 
next season it contemplated by Cyril 
Maude, who will reopen with 
"Grumpy" in Boston when first return- 
ing. He has concluded to remain 
three seasons in the States and 
Canada, but has not renewed his con- 
tract for the Lfeblen' American man- 
agement beyond next season. Mr. 
Maude may play under his own man- 
agement after that. 



"SONG OP SONGS" FINISHED. 

(Special Cable to Varibty.) 

London, July 1. 

Edward Sheldon will reach London 
next week, when he will deliver to 
Charles Frohman the dramatization of 
"The Song of Songs." 

Mr. Sheldon will complete his next 
play during the summer. It is to be 
produced in New York in the autumn 
with Jack Barrymore in the lead. 



EMPIRE ONE TURN SHORT. 

(Special Cable to Varubtt.) 

London, July 1. 

The Empire, where Alfred Butt's 
new revue, "The Merry Go-Round, M 
is playing, may run afoul of the author- 
ities through having but five turns on 
the bill, with the revue counted as one 
act. The music hall license here re- 
quires six turns at least to a program. 

Will Rogers, the American lariat 
operator, remains at the Empire this 
week, leaving there Saturday, and he 
may go immediately after to the Fol- 
lies Marigny, Paris. 



AHEARN PLEADS POVERTY. 

Pleading poverty in an application 
to the Supreme Court, Charles Ahearn, 
the bicycle rider, secured a reduction 
of alimony to his wife from $35 week- 
ly, to $18 a week over the summer 
until September. The first amount 
was allowed Mrs. Ahearn when she 
was granted a legal separation from 
her husband last spring. 

In the affidavit made by Ahearn it 
was alleged he had been unable to se- 
cure theatrical engagements over the 
summer and was without means suf- 
ficient to continue the $35 payments, 
although admitting he had played 42 
weeks the past season at salaries 
varying from $550 to $650 a week, 
Ahearn swearing that on a salary of 
$550 weekly received by him in vaude- 
ville, he has but $80 left for himself 
after paying his people and tipping 
stage hands. 

Among those who made affidavits 
for Ahearn was Jenie Jacobs of the 
Pat Casey Agency. 

The motion came up before Justice 
Mitchell Erlanger. 



Poliei Bergerc Revues. 

(0p«rfOl OahU 10 V4RTWTT.) 

Paris, July 1. 

Following the summer revue, in 
July, which will be run as "a private 
enterprise," the Folies Bergere will 
open Aug. 15 with a revue by Quinel 
and Moreau, listed to hold the stage 
until Oct. 15. 

For the fpllowing six weeks vaude- 
ville may be given, until the winter 
show, due Dec. 1. is ready. 



At the Moulin Rouge a revue by Ar- 
mond Levy and Jullot will commence 
the winter program. Raimu and Ser- 
gius are booked for this show. 



Three-Act Without Carr. 

Eddie Carr, the "straight" of f.m- 
lin. Steel and Carr, is no longer with 
the turn. 




ror.i, i R i c ^ ALPS ARABS. 



WOULDNT STAND FOR "RIP." 

Atlantic City, July 1. 

Sophie Tucker is not on the bill at 
Keith's this week, having left the the- 
ater Monday upon the house manager 
informing her that she could not sing 
"Who Paid the Rent for Mrs. Rip 
Van Winkle." 

Another reason may have been that 
Fred V. Bowers has among his num- 
bers with the orchestra leaders two 
songs Sophie also included in her 
large repertoire. All the show people 
around are wondering why Sophie 
got up late enough to let Bowers reach 
the orchestra leader first. It is un- 
usual for her. 



Two Pucks Rejoining. 
Harry Puck, who left vaudeville to 
engage in music publishing, and his 
sister, who also left the varieties to 
become Mrs. Aaron Kessler, have de- 
cided to return to the stage once more 
as the Two Pucks and are now re- 
hearsing an act. 



Jean Havez' Picture Act. 
A novelty vaudeville act is said to 
be held by Jean Havez, who will short- 
ly put it out with the only speaking 
role entrusted to William Bonelli. The 
remainder of the turn, according to 
report, consists of a moving picture 
along travesty lines. 



Lew Hearn Slips Back. 

Last Saturday Lew Hearn set re- 
turn sail for England on a transport, 
without informing his wife, Bonita, 
who had come over here shortly after 
he did, of his intention. 

Ben Schacffer is said to have gone 
across the pond with Hearn. 



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McGiveney Returning to Orpheum. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, July 1. 
Owen McGiveney appeared at the 
Palladium last week, his first chance 
at a West End hall. The showing re- 
sulted in offers of Knglish time for the 
protean player. He returns however 
to America in the fall, for another trip 
ever the Orpheum Circuit. 



VARIETY 



SINGERS WANT PUBLISHERS 

TO STOP "PLUGGING" DIRECT 



Waiting for Publishing Combine's Final Line-Up Before 
Asking Music Houses Not to Allow Proprietors or Em- 
ployes to Appear on Vaudeville Stage. Claim Injustice 
to Them Through This. But One Publisher of 
Popular Music Holding Out of Combination. 



A singer who does not accept money 
from music publishers for singing 
songs (and the singer should be easily 
identified through that) said this week 
an agitation would be started imme- 
diately upon the music publishers get- 
ting together, the singers asking 
all publishing houses to instruct their 
owners, officers and employes that 
none must appear upon the vaudeville 
stage as an "act." An injustice is 
being done those singers, said this 
one, who look for the best son^s 
all the time and would like to be the 
first to sing them. The publishers 
themselves beat them to the stage, the 
singer claimed. 

There are several "music publishing 
acts" about, with ever so many more 
turns having a member or so interest- 
ed somehow in a music concern. 

Another protest the singers will 
make if they get to the point of sign- 
ing a Round Robin will be to the 
theatre managers against permitting 
any act to deposit with the orchestra 
leader music for more songs than it 
will actually sing during the engage- 
ment in the particular theatre, and also 
ask that singing acts be required to 
file two weeks in advance, same as 
with photos, the titles of numbers in 
the repertoire for that theatre, allow- 
ing the theatre manager an opportu- 
nity to give sufficient notice of any 
conflict of songs on the bill, with time 
for adjustment and substitution. 

On the small time singing acts are 
reporting foi the Monday morning re- 
hearsal as early as nine o'clock, some- 
times earlier, to place their music with 
the leader. The other day a cabaret 
three-act gave the orchestra leader the 
music for 13 songs on a Monday morn- 
ing, completely shutting out (through 
priority of usage "the first one in" 
gets), all the other acts on the pro- 
gram using the latest popular num- 
bers. 

There is a "single" singing woman 
on the big time who never fails to 
enter a theatre with less than the 
music for 25 songs, all of the popular 
variety and inclusive of the latest. Re- 
cently this woman deposited with the 
musical conductor of the vaudeville 
theatre she was then to appear at the 
sheets for 22 numbers. 



MUSIC MEN ALL SET. 

The Music Publishers' Roard of 
Trade is an accomplished fact, under 
hand and seal, according to the pub- 
lishers interested in it. Fourteen 
music concerns have signed the agree- 
ment, it is said. The contract pro- 
vides a penalty of $5,000 for anyone 
found guilty of a violation, the condi- 
tions mostly bearing upon pul " ' • . 



paying singers directly or indirectly 
to sing songs. 

The single publisher remaining out 
of the combine, of those who have 
been practicing paying singers, is Leo 
Feist, he saying, according to report, 
that as he was the last one to fall in 
line and pay for the singing of songs, 
he would be the last one to stop. 

The new organization went into ef- 
fect this week, when the payment to 
singers was supposed to have then 
automatically ceased among the Board 
of Trade members. 

Nathan Burkan is the attorney for 
the Board. 

Song writers generally are in favor 
of the publishers' combination. They 
say to pay singers to sing songs they 
must sing to earn a livelihood 
amounts to no more than if a restau- 
rant paid its patrons to patronize it. 

If the rigid spirit of the new organ- 
ization is adhered to; it will mean a 
vast saving to the music publishing 
business,, place the singers in vaude- 
ville upon a more sound basis (since 
they have been influenced by outside 
monetary reward for favoring this or 
that publisher) and should tend to up- 
lift the entire variety stage, which now 
leans greatly toward popular songs. 
Heretofore the vaudeville public has 
had but a few numbers continually 
dinned into its ears, and some of the 
songs "pushed" were not popular with 
the listeners, merely with the singers 
and the publishers through one re- 
ceiving money for singing the song 
and the publisher in hopes it could be 
"made." 

What effect Feist wilf have on the 
general combination through remain- 
ing out is yet to be seen. The other 
publishers merely say it will be an 
expensive stand for him. 



POP BILL AT NEW YORK. 

Pop vaudeville again starts at the 
New York theatre next Monday, when 
William Morris will display six acts, 
along with pictures. 

The feature turn of the first week 
on the renewal of the former policy 
will be Earl's Diving Girls— embel- 
lished with a new title and fancy swir : 
mirfg costumes. 



Drucker Saves Bonnie Gaylord. 
Freeport, L. I., was the s^cnr of .i 
life saving incident last Fridnv. *• net. 
Jack Drucker, an advertising v lici'-.r 
on a theatrical paper, plnn C 1 'int< the 
surf in front of the f:isir>. without 
removing his clothe?, irv' brought to 
shore Bonnie Gayl<T ; Sh<' was tr. n ■ 
ing down in the w.-t'r f ■<-. r] )c l.t-t 
time when Dru'K^r vr« ' •<-.(■ 



LONEY CLAIMS FORGERY. 

Frank Q. Doyle, of the Jones, Lin- 
ick & Schaeffer booking office, Chi- 
cago, doesn't believe everything he 
reads. So when a letter came to him 
out there, postmarked New York, and 
signed "Loney Haskell," recommend- 
ing an act, Mr. Doyle asked Loney by 
mail how about it. 

Haskell answered to show him, and 
when the letter was received by Loney 
he pronounced his signature a forgery, 
not on account of the poor writing, but 
because he had never issued the letter 
nor heard of the person recommended, 
Cy Manning. 

This is the letter: 

968 Trinity Ave., New York. 

June 22, 1914. 
Frank Q. Doyle, Esq. 
Dear Friend Frank: 

Am writing you in behalf of a very 
good friend of mine who has never 
been in the west and for whom I 
have just completed a monologue 
that will be a rip tearer in Chi and 
all around the west. 

He is a boy of pleasing appear- 
ance and good personality and a kid 
who is able to put over the stuff. 
He has just finished four weeks for 
Wm. Fox and I have 22 weeks' con- 
tracts for him next season; but I 
want to place him for five weeks in 
the west. The above is his address 
and I wish you would write him per- 
sonally and offer him your best 
terms. 

His name is Cy Manning. 
(Signed) Loney Haskell, 

Hammerstein's. 



FAM. DEPT. BARS BENTHAM. 

With its head on the other side, the 
M. S. Bentham agency found itself 
barred this week from the Family De- 
partment of the United Booking 
Offices. The agency, however, has 
unobstructed access to the main floor 
of the agency, where the big time acts 
are booked. 

A few weeks ago Mr. Bentham, be- 
fore sailing, engaged Irving Rose to 
handle the "Fam. Dept." material. 
Rose was accused the other day by one 
of the U. B. O. men with having placed 
the Sam Mann Players ("No. 2" Co.) 
on the Loew and Fox time. This was 
considered sufficient reason to bar 
Rose from further booking in the F. D. 
until Bentham's return, which will be 
about July 20 on the Imperator. 

Arthur Goldsmith, in charge of the 
office in Bentham's absence, continues 
to book on "the floor." 



PORTO RICAN SHOW. 

This is the season for Porto Rico, 
as Sam Bernstein knows. Wednesday 
he shipped a vaudeville show to San 
Juan. It is to open July 7 at the 
Municipal theatre there, playing two 
weeks, then moving to the National 
theatre, Carracas, Venezuela 



SVENGALI vi. MERCEDES. 

The Loew Circuit has given a blanket 
contract for next season to Svengali, 
who claims, with right on his side, to 
have given the "mind-reading-play-the- 
piano-act" long before Mercedes, who 
has been doing it on the big time. 
Svengali in fact alleges himself to be 
the originator of this style of turn for 
vaudeville. He has been playing in 
the middlewest and west mostly of 
late. Svengali will open for Loew in 
September, playing east and west 
The booking was done for the Loew 
Circuit through Jules Delmar. In the 
Svengali act is a woman, who plays 
anything requested on the piano and 
also sings. 



Pittsburgh's Ball Park Bills. 

Pittsburgh, July 1. 
Managers Harry Davis and John P. 
Harris will begin their season of open- 
air vaudeville at Forbes Field, the 



home of the tamed Pirates, July 4. 

Interested with Bernstein is said to T his amu9emen * is known as the Hip- 
be one Ben Lavine, a manufacturer of Jj odrome - 
shirtwaists. He also sailed with the ~" 

troupe Wednesday, under his official 
title of "angel." 

Bernstein knows Porto Rico, having 
taken an operatic aggregation to the 
Island a couple of years ago. Some of 
that bunch liked the country so well 
they are still there, it is s&fy 

In the bill leaving by steamer this 
week were General Pisano and Co.. 
Four Ir.perial Japanese Dolls, Mile. 
Santi, Alton and Arliss, Neuss and El- 
drid. w;tii \nita Arliss, musical di- 
rect-..-, avd MM<\ Santi doubling in two 
a''s, Jw\v. < v lumbers to the pro- 



Pop at Robinson O. H. 

Cincinnati, July 1. 
The Robinson Opera House, which 
has been dark two years, is to be re- 
opened with pop vaudeville next sea- 
son. 

The Robinson Estate is bickering 
with two Chicago Circuits, one to 
carry the house on its booking list. 

The O. H. will be remodeled to com- 
ply with the building laws. 



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YF*H? BEHIND IN RENT. 
Cleveland, July 1. 
v "•< wr has been asked for the 

< and u\ ..he by the East Ninth Street 

< le.danrl Realty Co. in an effort to 
tit:.' out who is responsible for a debt 
•I * 12.000 which the plaintiff says is 
• f '.:c for 12 months' rent. 

Two weeks ago the Grand manage- 
ment could not pay the salaries of the 
ictors showing there and the house 
wont without a show Saturday night, 
opening the next day with pictures. 
Since the erection of the Miles theatre, 
but a block away, the Grand found 
the eoine hard with pop vaudeville. 



"Girl Acts" by the Dozen. 

The Eastern Producing Co., a new 
corporation, announces plans to put 
out about a dozen big girl acts in 
vaudeville for next season. 



Magicians Around the World. 
Carl Rosini, Geo. P. Reuschling 
(Rush Ling Toy) and the Great La 
Follette, magicians, sail for Rio de 
Janeiro Sept. 19 to begin a tour of the 
world. 



At the Cigale a revue by Hughes 
Pelorme and Arnaud will commence 
the season. Regine Flory, Marguerite 
l.avigne, Gaby Benda, Milton, Rollin 
and Fred Pascal are listed for the pro- 
duction. Jean Chariot's summer sea- 
son is a big success. 






VARIETY 



NO MINER THEATRE DOWNTOWN 
FOR COLUMBIA NEXT SEASON 



Miners 9 House Franchise Below 14th Street Allowed to Lapse 
One Year. Nothing to Replace People's, Bowery. Colum- 
bia on Broadway Will Bill That Section. 



There will be no Eastern Burlesque 
Wheel theatre in downtown New York 
next season. With the leasing of the 
People's on the Bowery by the Miners, 
it was agreed by the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co. that the franchise held by 
them for below 14th street could lapse 
over the season. At first the Miners 
had some intention of building below 
14th street and later of leasing a thea- 
tre in that section, but it appears to 
have been settled that nothing will 
eventuate over the winter. 

Meanwhile the Columbia, New York, 
will bill down to the Battery west of 
Fifth avenue and up to 110th street. 
Hurtig & Seamon's 125th street has 
the remainder of the Harlem terri- 
tory, and the Murray Hill (all Eastern 
Wheel houses) the East Side below 
110th. 

Miner's Bronx takes care of over 
the bridge. There was some slight 
movement toward the Eastern Wheel 
taking over the Royal in the Bronx 
from Frank Gersten. This would have 
been done through the Miners, with 
their house uptown diverted into some 
other policy, but it was reported about 
later that Gersten had talked stronger 
business for his Royal to a moving 
picture concern,' and the Eastern peo- 
ple thereupon lost interest in Gersten's 
proposal. 



Columbia's Trenton Stand. 

Trenton, N. J., July 1. 

The Broad street theatre has been 
leased by Max and Ed. Spiegel, of 
New York. They take possession 
Aug. 1. The house will play Colum- 
bia Burlesque shows next season, this 
town becoming a three-day stand on 
its route. 



"Ginger Girls" Rehearsing. 

Rehearsals of Hurtig & Seamon's 
"Ginger Girls," to open at the Colum- 
bia, Chicago, July 19, started Tues- 
day. In the company as principals 
are Ed Lee Wrothe, Bud Williamson, 
Jeanne De Boux, Owen Martin, Ben 
Rose and Edith Lane. 

After three weeks at the Columbia, 
the show goes into the northwestern 
houses on the Columbia Circuit, then 
taking up the official schedule. 

Detroit, July 1. 

William Roche, for the past two sea- 
sons manager of the Gayety, has re- 
signed and is leaving the end of this 
week to manage the Columbia, Chi- 
cago. 

No local successor has been named 
as yet. 

Chicago, July 1. 

There appears to be some doubt as 
to where E. H. Woods, who has so suc- 
cessfully managed the Columbia thea- 



tre here, is to be next season. In rec- 
ognition of his excellent services Mr. 
Woods was promoted to the manager- 
ship of the new house recently ob- 
tained in Pittsburgh, but this, it seems, 
is not to his liking. He has his home 
here, and feels that Chicago is more 
attractive. 



STATE SELLS THEATRE. 

New Orleans, July 1. 

The Lyric theatre was sold yester- 
day by the sheriff for $596 unpaid 
taxes. The state bought it in. The 
house is worth $100,000 and is to play 
Columbia burlesque next season. 

Lehman & Davis, owners, have a 
specified time in which to redeem the 
property. They- probably overlooked 
the tax payment. 



SPIEGEL SHOWS AND PEOPLE. 

The three Max Spiegel Eastern 
Wheel shows will have the following 
casts: 

"The College Girls"— Abe Reynolds, 
Florence Mills, Charles Moran, Frank 
Grace, Johnny Berkes, Edith Palfrey, 
Cleo Lewis, June Le Veau, Lew 
Christy, and twenty choristers. The 
business force includes Harry H. 
Hedges, manager; Harry Mailey, car- 
penter, and Max Fchrman, leader. 

The Watson Sisters Show — Kitty 
and Fanny Watson, Ben Pierce, Lew 
Williams, Lou Follette, Mabel Mah- 
lum, Madie Williams, E. W. Hinton, 
and H. S. Stanley. George Belfrage, 
manager; Frank Smith, business repre- 
sentative; Harry Shull, electrician, and 
Charles Keubler, leader. 

"The Winning Widows"— Ben 
Holmes, Mae Rose, Leona Fox, Mark 
Hart, Emily Benner, Al Mack, Mae 
Tully, Ella Jussell, Neil Burns, George 
Lehman, and Ed Burns. Louis Gil- 
bert, manager, and E. A. Meyers. 



Andy Lewis Show Complete. 

Andy Lewis' Progressive Wheel, 
show has Andy Lewis, Vera George, 
Ball and Marshall, Three Madcaps, 
Geo. S. Skipper, Ruth Wood, Tony 
Walters, Geo. Devere, Dorothy Stone, 
Hazel Bronson, and a chorus. 



NEW HOUSE FOR SMALL TIME. 

Syracuse, July 1. 

Edward P. Cahill, owner of the new 
Cahill theatre on South Salina street, 
flatly denied Keith vaudeville will be 
given at his theatre* next season. He 
said he intended to play small time 
acts, "picking them up anywhere," 
three shows per day. The Crescent) 
theatre on South Salina street, now 
playing small time vaudeville and pic- 
tures, Cahill says, will become a pic- 
ture house. 

This apparently sets at rest, reports 
that Keith vaudeville will not continue 
at the Grand next season. 



NOT SO GOOD FOR CHORUS GIRLS. 

The chorus girls are bemoaning that 
wages this summer are not what they 
arc cracked up to be. Not only are 
the summer park salaries off in com- 
parison with other years, but the out- 
look for next season does not augur 
a bit well. What has caused the 
change is hard to tell, but the man- 
agers answer by saying that the admis- 
sion prices arc lower, park business not 
as good as it was in other days, and 
that their receipts arc not as corre- 
spondingly large, by any means. 

A raft of the girls are working for 
$10 and $12 a week this summer where 
in other seasons they wouldn't accept 
less than $15 or $18. Now they figure 
that there are so many willing, the ten- 
twelve mark is better than nothing, and 
furthermore they can live much cheap- 
er in a park neighborhood. 

As to the winter chorus situation 
several dramatic agents who furnish 
the musical shows with girls were 
united in saying that the price on chor- 
us material is not as good as it was 
before. A number have been signed 
up for next season at $18, whereas in 
other days the majority of these girls 
got from $20 to $25. 



SULLIVAN AFTER OLYMPIC. 

Cincinnati, July 1. 

Within a few hours, it is believed, a 

deal will be closed which will give 

Tom Sullivan, President of the Pro- 
gressive Burlesque Circuit, control of 
the Olympic in this city. Isaac Mc- 
Mahon and Jerome Jackson, present 
managers of the house, if the matter 
is brought to a satisfactory settlement, 
will retire from burlesque. Neither 
McMahon or Jackson would discuss 
the pending deal. 

They have only been in the bur- 
lesque field one season and claim they 
did pretty good business during the 
past season. 



McAULIFFE IN WARD SHOW. 

Jack McAuliffe, the former light- 
weight champion of the world, en- 
gaged this week to become a special 
feature next season with May Ward's 
show on the Progressive Wheel. 

While travelling with it Mr. Mc- 
Auliffe will meet old time pugilists in 
each town visited, sparring with them 
on the stage. 



Jeanette Dupree's Co. Forming. 

The company Jeanette Duprce will 
present upon the Progressive Wheel 
next season is forming. E. J. Tooney 
is to be the manager, Mr. Van Val- 
kenberg ahead of the show. Among 
the players signed are Beltrah and 
Bcltrah, Doyle and White, Sisters Mc- 
Neil, Lillian Thorndyke, George and 
Gertrude Duprec, Roy Burke, Mickey 
Markward and Al Martin. James 
Murphy, carpenter. There will be 20 
clicrus girls. 



Lothrop Matter Closed. 
The Columbia Circuit and Dr. Loth- 
rop (of Boston) matter is closed, ex- 
cepting for the lawyers to draw papers. 
This will place the two Lothrop houses 
in Boston on the Eastern Burlesque 
Wheel next season. 



MclNTOSH'S OWN OFFICE. 

Hugh Mcintosh has left the Orph- 
eum Circuit suite in the Palace the- 
atre building, taking an office of his 
own in the Strand building. The vaude- 
ville director of the Rickards Aus- 
tralian time has not ceased booking 
"Orpheum acts" however, and his ar- 
rangement with Martin Beck (of the 
Orpheum), is reported to remain un- 
changed. This, it is said, consists of 
the Orpheum Circuit receiving five per 
cent, of the salary of each act Mcin- 
tosh takes off its time, the act paying 
10 per cent, commission on the Rick- 
ards booking. 

The reason for Mcintosh leaving is 
rumored through the manager from 
the far-off land finding that all the in- 
habitants of the United offices not 
thoroughly congenial, though he is said 
to have professed a great fondness 
for Beck. 

Mcintosh expects to leave for the 
other side July 7, but will likely delay 
his departure. The Australian is book- 
ing promiscuously and not confining 
his contracts altogether to "Orpheum 
stuff." 

Since the arrival of Mr. Mcintosh 
in New York he has signed 50 acts, 
mostly from the Orpheum Circuit. 
Within a fortnight Mcintosh will sail 
for London, leaving the New York 
office in charge of a subordinate. 
He will return to Australia some time 
in November. His English and 
French trip is expected to turn up a lot 
of "dumb acts" for the Rickards 
houses. The new Rickard theatres in 
Brisbane and Perth are expected to 
open next March. When they are 
ready for occupancy the former thea- 
tres held by Mcintosh in these places 
will be abandoned. 

After the American acts have played 
Perth for the last time, if further con- 
tracts with Mcintosh are held, they 
will go to India, a ten days' boat trip, 
and thence to Africa and then to Lon- 
don. 

There are no Sunday shows on the 
Rickards* Circuit and no two shows 
at night. Of late a ten or eleven-act 
bill has been given in the Tivoli. 
Eight performances in all, six nights 
and two matinees, form the weekly 
schedule unless holidays prevail, then 
the running of shows is subject to 
change. 

As the hot weather hasn't any per- 
ceptible effect upon the show business 
the houses in Australia operate the 
entire year 'round. Not until lately 
has the Australian theatregoer taken 
kindly to American acts and Mcin- 
tosh is showing no hesitancy in book- 
ing in what he thinks is right for his 
houses. R. E. Catley, a young man 
from Sydney, is with Mcintosh, acting 
as his secretary. He will go tb Lon- 
don with his chief. 

The biggest salary asked of Mcin- 
tosh so far for Australia was the figure 
set by Joan Sawyer, the dancer. She 
wanted $2,700 a week, which will pre- 
vent Australia seeing her, on the Rick- 
ards Circuit. 



Norton and Nicholson have signed 
with II. H. Era/ee to appear in one 
or' the "Pair of Sixes" companies. 



VARIETY 



BOBS 



$400,000 WORTH OF COSTUMES 
WILL BE SOLD BY THE SHUBERTS 



Long 



Accumulations in Warehouses. Some Costumes 
Never Worn, Others but Slightly. Charles 
A. Bird Announces Sales Will be 
Made Privately. 



The costumes in storage and owned 
by the Shuberts, amounting in initial 
cost value to over $400,000, are going 
to be disposed of by private sale, says 
Charles A. Bird, of the Shubert execu- 
tive offices in the Shubert theatre 
building. 

The accumulations have grown to 
such extensive proportions they are 
occupying too much valuable space, 
states Mr. Bird. Most of the theat- 
rical wardrobe is stored in the lofts 
over the entire Lyric theatre. Some 
of the costumes have never been worn, 
others but slightly. The Shuberts of- 
ten have gone to their retired stock 
when certain costumes were needed 
for duplicated road shows, and there 
is much raw material in the lot as 
well that is ready to cut. 

Mr. Bird remarked it is the largest 
lot of theatrical clothes ever offered 
for sale at sacrifice prices, and he 
said also that while most of the ward- 
robe is as good as new, he was doubt- 
ful if it would realize over one-third, if 
that much, of the first value. 

The Shuberts intend to dispose of 
the clothes at this time as many new 
road shows will shortly be forming for 
next season. Mr. Bird will do business 
direct with intending purchasers. 



GOOD-NATURED COMPANY. 

The Bijou theatre, Jerome Rosen- 
berg's house of sorrows, reinstalled 
the picture policy Monday, upon hear- 
ing .Weber's, just below, had ended the 
regime of film down there. 

Last week was the final one of the 
two for the "Darktown Follies" at the 
Bijou. The house did about $400 on 
the week, splitting 50-50 with the show. 
The latter had about 50 people in the 
company, and they divided their share 
of the gross after each day's perform- 
ances, sonic getting as high as 60 cents 
fo.- the day's work. 

The all-colored combination is said, 
however, to be the most agreeable the- 
atrical organization ever assembled. 
The member.s accepted their "bit' 
every day without a protest, and 
throughout the week not a word of 
discord was heard in the troupe. It 
is at the Olympic on 14th street this 
week. 



DOCKSTADER ON THE FENCE. 

If Lew Dockstadcr. now playing in 
Chicago, fails to get a vaudeville route 
next season from the United Booking 
Offices at the figure he asked he will 
return to the minstrel thing and head 
a company of his own next season. 

George it. Primrose, with Dock- 
stadcr the past two seasons, is rest- 
ing in Los Angele?. According to 
G. H., his show days are over for all 
time. 

Dockstadcr is filling a two weeks' 



engagement on the Roof of the La- 
Salle Hotel, Chicago, in a new "single" 
act. 



SURPRISE WAITING LEONARD. 

Chicago, July 1. 

When Leonard Hicks returns from 
Europe, where he recently went with 
Willie Ritchie, to second the champ in 
his coming bout with Freddie Welch, 
he will hardly recognize the Hotel 
Grant, of which he is proprietor and 
general manager. 

During his absence Hicks' father has 
purchased the adjoining property in or- 
der to extend the hotel lobby and take 
in the cafe. The hotel office is now 
three times as large as formerly and 
extends 15 or 20 feet farther back. 

Since Hicks left the Saratoga in com- 
pany with George Roberts to open the 
Grant, he has gradually built the hotel 
into the foremost professional home 
of Chicago. A gymnasium has been 
erected on the top floor and shower 
baths have been built through the hotel 
on every floor for the accommodation 
of guests without baths. 



HORWITZ WRITING MANY. 

Charles Horwitz is writing the new 
Jeanette Dupree burlesque show for 
the Progressive Circuit and he's writ- 
ing the first part for Lew Talbot's 
Columbia show, "The Follies of 1920." 

Horwitz is also working on the 
manuscript of a one-act comedy, "The 
Millionaire Kid," for Jessie Busley, 
which she will bring out in August. 
In addition to a new act for Mr. and 
Mrs. Jack Howard, Horwitz placed a 
new act in rehearsal Monday entitled 
"My Boy's Wife," which Tom Will- 
iams and Co. will play. 

A Horwitz scenic novelty is being 
written for "The Girl from Yorkville," 
whose identity is being kept secret. 
Jacques Epilly, late of "Adelle," is 
having Horwitz write him a new 
sketch for three people in "one." 



BALTIMORE'S CONTRIBUTION. 

Baltimore, July 1. 

Mine. Anita Heineck-Lloyd, who has 
been a vocal instructor in this city for 
five years, has decided to go upon the 
vaudeville stage. She has written her 
own sketch, "The Prima Donna's 
Ruse." It is an international sketch, 
for in it Mme. Heineck-Lloyd speaks 
French. German and English, and sings 
three arias— from "The Queen of 
Sheba"; "Dost Thou Know That Fair 
Land?" from "Mignon," and "Caro 
Nome," from "Rigoletto." 

Mme. Heineck-Lloyd's stage name 
will be Anita Heineck. She sanf in 
grand opera in Paris and Berlin before 
coming to Baltimore She is a native 
of Berlin. 



THE HUGH WARD RECEPTION. 

The reception to Hugh J. Ward, of 
Australia, by the White Rats at their 
club house last Thursday, June 25, was 
a big success. 

Promptly at 9 p. m. Mr. Ward, in 

company with Bert Levy, was met at 
the entrance of the club by Junie Mc- 
Cree, who escorted him to the Lodge 
Room where the members had assem- 
bled in goodly numbers to await his 
arrival. 

Mr. McCree on behalf of the White 
Rats officially welcomed Mr. Ward, 
taking for his text a telegram sent to 
the Rats by Cohan & Harris, congrat- 
ulating them on the tribute being paid 
to Mr. Ward, whom they said, was 
"a man that Australia was fortunate in 
gaining and America unfortunate in 
losing." 

Mr. Ward's response was brilliant. 
In the course of his remarks he laid 
great stress on the fact that as a man- 
ager he had always tried to play fair; 
that being an actor himself for years, 
he felt for the actor; that he did not 
believe in charging the actor any com- 
mission and that 'his sole ambition 
was to bring the actor and manager 
together in a spirit of co-operation. 
He spoke of the great success of Past 
Big Chief Fred Niblo— how Mr. Niblo 
had made a wonderful impression in 
Australia due to his excellent work as 
an actor and a gentleman. 

At the conclusion of Mr. Ward's ad- 
dress, received with tremendous ap- 
plause, Big Chief McCree appointed 
James J. Corbett, Frank Fogarty, Ed- 
win Keough and W. W. Waters a com- 
mittee to show Mr. Ward through the 
Club House, which was done, Mr. 
Ward expressing great admiration for 
the building. 

The committee ushered Mr. Ward 
into the Board of Directors' Room 
where the rest of the evening was 
spent in having a right royal good 
time. 

Jim Corbett in an eloquent address 
proposed a standing toast to Mr. 
Ward, which was given amid great en- 
thusiasm. 

Frank Fogarty, Black Brothers, Tom 
Grady, Junie McCree, Edward Es- 
monde, Jim Marco and Jim Corbett en- 
tertained until the wee hours of the 
morning and Mr. Ward delighted 
those present with interesting stories 
of his experiences with different people 
at different times in different parts of 
the world. 



MAURICE AND FLORENCE WALTON. 

The front cover of this week's 
Variety- has the portraits of Mau- 
rice and Florence Walton, who are 
probably the world's most popular ball 

room dancers. They have earned this 
title not only by priority of origina- 
tion, but through having sustained it 
in the face of all efforts at competition 
in their chosen profession. This was 
demonstrated by their being selected 
to appear recently at the home of 
Grand Duke Michael of Russia, who 
gave a ball in honor of his daughter's 
presentation at the Court in England. 
On that occasion they were the sole 
entertainers. The King and Queen of 
England and the entire court were 
present. After performing three 
dances Maurice and Walton were 
waited upon with a request from 
Queen Mary to show her the Tango, 
as she had never "seen it done. This in 
spite of her Majesty having placed a 
ban upon the Tango. After having 
seen it performed by Maurice and 
Florence Walton, Her Majesty ex- 
pressed herself in the warmest terms, 
openly pronouncing it to be quite 
beautiful. This will undoubtedly lead 
to the adoption of the dance among 
royalty. 

The most diverting effort of Mau- 
rice and Florence Walton on this aus- 
picious occasion was Maurice's famouf 
Sand Dance, throughout which the 
Queen was heard to laugh quite audi- 
bly during the various intricate steps 
and to applaud approvingly. The 
couple danced for three-quarters of 
an hour, at the conclusion of which 
the Queen requested an encore for the 
one-step. 

Maurice and Florence Walton will 
remain in London until July IS, mak- 
ing their engagement ten weeks at the 
Alhambra. Before leaving they will 
appear for Prince Arthur of Con- 
naught. From London they go to 
Lucerne, Aix-les-Bains, Dauville and 
other important resorts on the Con- 
tinent, until they start for Vienna, 
where they are contracted for Septem- 
ber at the Apollo, at the largest salary 
ever paid a dancing couple. From 
there they return to Paris until time 
to sail for America, about Oct. 15. 

When once more in New York they 
will show their two latest dance crea- 
tions, "Le Perichon" and "Maurice's 
Modern Gavotte," the latter an up-to- 
date revival of a dance done by our 
grandmothers. {Adv.) 






SPECIAL NOTICE 

The regular monthly meeting of 
the White Rats Actors' Union will 
be held Tuesday, July 7th, in the 
White Rats Building, 227 West 
46th Street, New York City, at 11 
P. M. sharp. 



Kindly Communicate. 
Will F. L. Brockway kindly com- 
municate with Will J. Cooke of the 
White Rats. 



Summer Resort Show. 

"The Girl He Couldn't Buy," by 
Sumner Nichols, has been accepted by 
O. E. Wee, who will give its first pro- 
duction July 6 in the Catskills, showing 
the piece in the summer resorts. 



MOTHER WINS CHILDREN. 

Cleveland, July 1. 

For several days officers of the local 
courts have been trying to locate Flor- 
ence I. Cunningham, in vaudeville, liv- 
ing at 7529 St. Clair avenue. Recently 
the Ohio Supreme Court gave her cus- 
tody of her two children. The father 
of the children, who lives in Kansas 
City, has been granted an appeal, as 
it was shown that the children were 
taken from the custody of Kansas City 
officers without warrant. The local 
officials have been trying to locate the 
actress in order to hold another hear- 
ing in the case. 

Mrs. Cunningham has waged a battle 
for these children through all the 
courts, and in each one has been suc- 
cessful. 



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Vol. XXXV. July 3, 1914. 



No. 5 



Hines and Fox have reunited after 
a short .separation. 



Katheryn Tyndal left last week to 
join Lewis Waller's English company. 



George M. Brown is not with the 
Allen-Epstin agency. 

A boy was, born to Mr. and Mrs. 
C. B. Steers at Birch Tree, Mo., June 
18. 



Bert and Hazel Skatelle close on the 
S.-C. Circuit at Salt Lake City and 
go to Atlantic City for the summer. 

Robert Campbell is sending out "In 
Siberia" as one of his first attractions 
out on the road. 



William McKenna is arranging to 
put together a minstrel first part for a 
tour of the Loew Circuit. 

Cohan & Harris have leased "The 
Yankee Prince" for road production 
next season to out-of-town managers. 



Poli's, Meriden. Conn., closed this 
week for the summer. Tt has been 
playing stock. 



Potter and Hartwell after four years 
on the other side have returned to 
America for a vacation. 



Lysa Graham, an English dancer, 
will appear over here next season, 
probably on the big vaudeville time. 

Abe Feinberg and Ernie Williams, 
of the Loew Booking Office, left Sat- 
urday for a vacation of two weeks. 

Arthur Leighton has returned as 
manager of the Fulton. Brooklyn, after 
being at the Shubert for a few weeks. 



David A. Steinman, the Russian con- 
ductor, and his orchestra of 35 are ap- 
pearing under the management of D. 
S. Samuels, at the Garden Pier, Atlan- 
tic City, for the summer. 



Harry Clay Blaney, who hasn't act- 
ed, in two years, is returning to the 
stage next fall. He and his wife will 
appear in vaudeville in a new playlet 
he has accepted for that purpose. 

Geo. R. Koppie has made arrange- 
ments for the Russian Balalaki orches- 
tra with Alexander Kosloff as soloist 
and conductor, to give a series of con- 
certs at Newport and Bar Harbor. 



Jake Goldenberg has arranged to 
have his Columbia Wheel show open 
at the Gaiety; Montreal, Aug. 8, play- 
ing preliminary dates up to the regular 
opening of the season. 



The theatre at Atchison. Kans., con- 
demned three years ago, is to be re- 
modeled by C. H. Young of that town, 
and will play legitimate attractions 
next season. 

Stories regarding a possible connec- 
tion with Pantages Circuit by Chris. O. 
Brown have no foundation. Nor is 
Pantages yet leagued with the United 
Booking Offices. 

The Pennsylvania Scouts' band of 
boys, Lewiston, Pa., has been engaged 
intact to furnish the music for the road 
revival of "Buster Brown" by Leffler- 
Bratton next season. Master Harold 
West will play Buster. 

"The Dingbats/' opening August 31, 
Jesse Weil, manager, have engaged the 
following people: Bluch Landoff, Ade- 
laide Powers, Charles Hutchinson, 
Sam Blum, Glen Cushing and Alci- 
biades. 



James Clancy has an office boy in a 
near-green uniform. James' private 
office looks like a studio set in a mov- 
ing picture. It is full of heavily up- 
holstered leather arm chairs and 
potted plants, besides Jim himself. 

Harold Victor Arnold (son of Gladys 
Arnold), who recently graduated from 
Jamaica High School, made a name 
for himself as a playwright in that 
institution. His first play was used at 
the commencement exercises and left 
a very favorable impression. 



Dan Sherman's Park (near Oneonta. 
N. Y.) opened last Thursday, with the 
usual open-air entertainments. \mon^ 
these is a vaudeville theatre. The first 
bill had Lydcll. Rogers and Lydell. 
Harold Wakefield. Arthur Kenyon. 
Thersa. Henen Stiller, Woodie Alex- 
ander. Arthur Young and Co. 

Is "Hawthorne of the U. S. A." a 

"steal" from a play by Representative 
E W. Townsend of New Jersey!* 
This question has been put up to the 
court to decide, as the Congressman 
states that the Hawthorne piece by 
James Fagan and Winchell Smith is an 
out and out infringement on his play, 
entitled "Feegan's Coup at Ka." 



GOODWIN'S GAGS. 

By Joe Goodwin. 



Chicago, 111. (under protest), 



While the result of that little affair 
in Paris had a black outcome, it cer- 
tainly gives us a chance to keep on 
(white) hoping. 



We understand that Joe Schenck has 
opened a new house — 6 rooms and 
bath at Beachurst, Long Island. 



Advertising Note. 
I had just about decided to quit try- 
ing to be funny, but after reading 
Tommy's Tattles last week, Goodwin's 
Gags will go on. 



The College Inn Cafe in this city 
has installed an artificial ice skating 
rink in the middle of its restaurant. 
This latest innovation is a huge suc- 
cess, as it gives the sweltering tan- 
goers a chance to cool off. 

Things Not Worth While Worrying 

About 

Last season's route. 
A royalty statement. 
The Kansas City Feds. 



Health Advice. 

Don't be an acrobat in summer. 



The two teams composed of boys 
from the Chicago music publishing 
houses have arranged to play a game 
of ball Saturday afternoon. Hope the 
boys will secure more hits at play 
than they have got in business lately. 



I met Addison Burkhart in the street 
the other day. As a friend of mine, 
he told me a lot of funny stuff to put 
in this column. As a friend of his, 
I won't. 



Song Titles Explained. 
"She May Have Seen Better Days" 
— Thomas J. Gray. 

Column Called — lack of humur. 

The Kid McCoy Endurance Farm 

is a place of 31 acres eight miles from 
Los Angeles, where Kid McCoy will 
build up systems. He intends to oper- 
ate along the line of Muldoon's. Last 
week the Kid took two obstinate 
crooks to the police station. He was 
requested to do so and the crooks 
didn't know who he was. For that 
they made McCoy a deputy sheriff. 

Billy Single Clifford came to town 
this week, giving notice that next sea- 
son he will have an all-women band 
with his show. "Believe Me," that is 
built for the sticks. There isn't a town 
on the map Bill doesn't know, and he 
has them rated according to the per- 
centage of the gross received. Where 
.' country manager writes Billy asking 
for a date the coming season the per- 
centage for the show immediately hits 
85. Last season the Clifford show 
played an Old Soldiers' Home, getting 
95 per cent of the gross. Bill says he 
left the other five for the vets, as he 
didn't want the old soldiers to think 
he was piggish over little things. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 

The summer home season is now on 
in full blast. The "Don't-you-think-we- 
have-thc-pretticst-place-down - here?" 
people are being "yessed" by every- 
one they invite to see the place. 



This is a bad time for department 
stores to fail, as the Society Dancing 
thing is flopping. 

Agent — How did you do over there? 

Actor — Great; they held us over for 
two shows. 

Agent — What do you mean, held you 
over for two shows? 

Actor — Well, all the other acts were 
canned after the first. 

It now comes out in court that a 
certain dramatic actress has been pay- 
ing all her husband's bills since they 
were married. Nothing original about 
that — a lot of theatrical wives have 
been doing that for years. 

Who Was the First To — ? 

Fight with his wife in the dressing 
room. 

Say "Gee, we were a riot!" 

Borrow soap. 

Sing the "Bathing suit ripped" par- 
ody. 

Take their baby out for a bow. 

Blame their flop on the orchestra. 

Kick about the spot. 

Forget to pay their agent his com- 
mission. 

Finish with the American flag. 

Hold out for more money. 



Producers are now complaining 
about the scarcity of chorus girls. 

The taxi-cab drivers say they can't 
understand it. 



Mary had a troupe of lamps, 
She said "Gee, this is the dickens, 

I'd get a job on Broadwav. 
If I had a troupe of chickens." 



The Music Publishers' Board of 
Trade is going to stop paying singers 
for singing songs — that ought to make 
a lot of song writers realize they are 
not half as great as they thought they 
were. 

We are going to fool a certain per- 
son by not mentioning "Goodwin's 
Gags" this week. 

They say every milkman's horse 
knows where to stop without being 
told. Carl Henry's machine can do 
the same thing, only it has nothing 
to do with milk. 

George S. Abbott is now secretary 
of the Managers' and Agents' Asso- 
ciation, replacing George Hopper, 
who resigned. The Association is in 
excellent condition, with a number of 
applications for membership on hand. 
The club rooms are now adorned with 
a huge oil painting by Ted Miller, done 
from "September Morn," and it stamps 
Ted as a regular fellow with the paint 
brush. 



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VARIETY 



DE C0URV1LLE ON SALARIES; 

SAYS AMERICANS TOO HIGH 



Vows He Has Not Made an Engagement Over Here and Does 

Not Expect to Come Again. "Nothing to Be Had/' Claims 

London Manager. Denies Offering Production Actors 

More Than They Are Receiving. Blames 

Agents and Lauds Jack Mason. 



The Aquitaniu Wednesday took 
away a much disappointed London re 
vuc manager in the person of Allien 
de Courville, director of the Hippo- 
drome in the fog village. Mr. de 
Courville said before leaving Amer- 
icans have gone wild on the subject 
of salary, placing their weekly figure 
at impossible amounts for any London 
manager. 

"I have not made an engagement 
over here," said the manager. "How 
could I ? The money people want to 
^»o to London would wreck my house. 
Nor have I seen anything worth while 
in the musical shows. I noticed sev- 
eral things in them, particularly 'The 
Follies,' that have been shown on the 
other side. The 'golf and caddie' scene 
in 'The Follies' I first put on at the 
Hippodrome some time ago, with 
Harry Tate playing in it." 

Mr. de Courville was informed that 
Flo Ziegfeld alleged he had made over- 
tures to some of the players in "The 
Follies" for a London engagement, of- 
fering in two cases double the salary 
Ziegfeld is paying them. "That is un- 
true," said the Hip manager. "One 
of the persons you mention I wouldn't 
take at any price. The other I made 
an offer to appear in my revue next 
December, which was far from taking 
him away from 'The Follies,' wasn't 
it, as I wouldn't want him to come 
over before December 1. I had a let- 
ter from Mr. Ziegfeld regarding this 
and replied. The matter of offering 
increased salary is usually brought 
about by your American agents. They 
go to an actor and say, 'I can place 
you in London at so much,' and the 
figure is set by them before the Lon- 
don manager is consulted. Then they 
go to the London manager and ask 
that price, invariably refused, while the 
actor remarks, 'So and so has offered 
me so much for England.' 

"The only 'big turn' I have ap- 
proached for the Hippodrome asked 
me just three times more than I was 
willing to pay, and then two of the 
persons in the trio I would have taken, 
insisted that if I engaged them, I must 
also take another man, making the 
act four in all, two more than I could 
have placed. Funny, isn't it? 

"Also please deny for me that Laura 
Gucrite will replace Ethel Levey at 
the Hippodrome at any time. I have 
seen that statement in print. 1 see a 
lot of things in print about the Hip- 
podrome that arc not authorized." 

Jack Mason, added Mr. de Courville. 
would likely stage the next Hippo- 
drome revue around Christmas. "1 
consider Mr. Mason lias done the best 
work in England of any American 
producer up to date, and I shall call 



upon him in the fall to fulfill l!:e seven 
weeks s'ill remaining of his contract 
with me. Mr. Mason is peculiar anions 
American stag*.* directors," continued 
Mr. de Courville. "When you make a 
suggestion to him he doesn't reply 
by telling you of the shows he has 
put on and how every one was a suc- 
cess, but seems willing to accept the 
suggestion if it strikes him as a good 
one. 

"I do not expect to come over again 
in a hurry," he concluded. "There is 
nothing here for me." 



"ROSARY" OPENING MANHATTAN. 

"The Story of the Rosary," by Wal- 
ter Howard, with an English company 
of 100, will be the opening attraction 
ar the Manhattan opera house for next 
season. The show starts there about 
Sept. 1. 

The proposed stock season by Corn- 
stock & Gest during July and August 
has been abandoned. 



SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES. 

Los Angeles, July 1. 

At the Majestic this week are Mimi 
Aguglia and company in a repertoire 
of remarkable plays. The prospects 
for a successful week's engagement are 
bright. Richard Bennett in "Damaged 
Goods" is holding over for a second 
week at the Mason and doing well. 
This is the third week of "The Isle 
c f Bong Bong" at the Morosco, and 
the show is still doing fairly. 

"Bought and Paid For" in stock at 
the Burbank started Sunday with an 
excellent outlook. 



BRENNAN'S NEW SHOWS. 

George H. Brennan, who had out 
one show last season, "Pilate's Daugh- 
ter," will have the same show in opera- 
tion again this fall with several other 
new ones to keep it company. 

Brennan's new ones include "The 
Natural Law" and "The Sky Pilot,'* 
adapted from Ralph Conner's novels, 
"The Sky Pilot" and "Black Rock." 



ENGLISH PLAYERS SCORE. 

Los Angeles, July 1. 
Constance Crawley and a company 
of English players scored a hit in 
"The Second Mrs. Tanqueray" at the 
Little theatre, opening Monday night, 
before an audience composed largely 
or professionals. 



"Follies" Business Still There. 

The business at the Amsterdam 
where Ziegfeld's "Follies" is playing, 
has not fallen off, according to the 
management. The claim is made that 
for the past two weeks the gross re- 
ceipts equaled those of the first weel , 
when they reached $19,000. 



LIEBLERS' MERMAID PLAY. 

"The Garden of Paradise," the 
George R. Sheldon play the Lieblers 
intend producing early next season, 
will be a "mermaid play," it is said. 
Emily Stevens, who has been engaged 
for the leading role, will play that 
character. 

While the Lieblers have not settled 
upon a house for the production (al- 
though it was rumored Daly's had 
been secured), they would like the 
Broadway theatre, according to report, 
through the size of its stage. The 
Broadway is under the direction now 
of the Earl-Mastbaum syndicate of 
Philadelphia. It expects to play pop- 
ular price vaudeville in the house next 
fall, though there are several stories 
of various policies for the theatre. 
< )ne of these is that one-dollar musical 
comedy may take the stage, and that 
Eelix Isman, who has a 45 per cent, 
interest in the Broadway favors this 
kind of entertainment, but does not 
control the stock. 

The Lieblers would have taken 
Daly's, it is said, were it not for a nec- 
essary $50,000 repair bill before the 
theatre could reopen as a first class 
house. 



POOLING THE BRONX. 

The legitimate opposition in the 
Bronx was pooled this week, or agreed 
upon, the papers not having been exe- 
cuted up to Wednesday. 

The Shuberts and Cohan & Harris 
were the parties to the agreement, 
Cohan & Harris contributing the 
Bronx opera house and the Shuberts 
the Spooner theatre, recently secured 
by them. 

Last season in the Bronx the legit 
combinations were played at the Bronx 
opera house and Royal (Frank Ger- 
sten, manager), the latter house sup- 
plied by the Shubert booking agency. 

Under the new arrangement all the 
K. & E. and Shubert traveling at- 
tractions will be booked for the opera 
house, with the Spooner likely playing 
pictures or stock. The Royal is still 
held by Gersten. 



"PASSING SHOW" DELAYED. 

Minneapolis, July 1. 

"The Passing Show of 1913," billed 
to open June 28, did not start its en- 
gagement until last night, delayed two 
days by washout and derailments in 
Montana. The show left Billings early 
Saturday but upon reaching Dickinson, 
N. D.. where the "special" was stalled 
by a washout. 

The company barnstormed the town 
and put on a show Saturday night. 
The train was run back to Terry, 
Mont., where it was rerouted. A train 
ahead was derailed. 

The show reached Minneapolis 8:30 
Monday night after going 327 miles 
out of the way. 



Cleveland's Billboard Law. 

Cleveland, July 1. 
The city council of Cleveland rushed 
through the Rolf billboard ordinance 
Monday night and it at once became 
a law. Under it all boards must be 
at least four feet off the ground, not 
more than 14 feet high, and must be 
six feet from the adjoining lot line. 
"Double-deckers" are barred. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, July 1. 
The All-Star stock company in its 
first week at the Columbia chalked up 
$5,000 on the starter. This week's 
prospects will not carry current re- 
ceipts beyond that amount. Local 

theatregoers do not seem to care for 
the classy comedy stuff in stock. The 
All-Stars will offer "Trifling With To- 
morrow" next week. This is a new 
play by Frank Mandell, a local writer, 
and the Columbia presentation will 
mark the piece's first time on any 
stage. 

Nat C. Goodwin in "Never Say Die" 
opened Monday to a thousand dollar 
house at the Cort with the top price 
$1.50. 



MOROSCO'S SIDE OF IT. 

Los Angeles, July 1. 

Before Oliver Morosco returned to 
Chicago after a brief stay here, to be 
present at the opening there of "Peg 
O' My Heart," he said the controversy 
between himself and Laurette Taylor 
was due to the question as to where 
"Peg O' My Heart" should be played 
without her as Peg. Miss Taylor in- 
sisted on playing Boston, said Moros- 
co. for probably a year; cities adjacent 
to New York and Philadelphia for pos- 
sibly another year, then London, and 
after that Chicago. 

This would delay its showing in the 
Windy City to perhaps four years 
hence. In Mr. Morosco's opinion, Chi- 
cago is the second greatest play town 
in America, and he insists that it have 
"Peg" next. 

Miss Taylor's animosity, Mr. Moros- 
co said, seems to be directed principal- 
ly toward Miss O'Neil, and it was 
when Miss O'Neil's name appeared in 
the advertising at San Francisco in 
the role of "Peg" that Mr. Manners 
(Miss Taylor's husband and the author) 
claimed Morosco had violated their 
contract. This the latter denied. 
Thereupon Manners demanded the 
aforementioned cities be reserved for 
Miss Taylor. 

Mr. Morosco said he was anxious to 
please Miss Taylor but her request to 
hold Chicago open for four years was 
unreasonable. 



BILLPOSTERS ON STRIKE. 

Chicago, July 1. 

The billposters at White City went 
out on strike Monday. They claim 
that Frank Cruickshank made an 
agreement with them the first of the 
season that he would keep six men 
and an advertising agent all sea- 
son. Last week one man was laid 
off, so the union took the matter in 
hand. 

It is claimed parks have been in the 
habit of putting a good many men on 
early in the season when they have 
billed heavily, and later on laid them 
off. This year members of the union 
waited on park managers and asked an 
agreement for six men for the full sea- 
son, which was granted. Some of the 
parks have lived up to the agreement. 



Robert Lee Allen has engaged to 
play Frank Mclntyre's old part in the 
road company of "Oh! Oh! Delphine!" 
next season. 



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FOREIGN LEGIT PRODUCERS 

LISTENING TO ENGLISH DEMAND 



J. A. E. Malone Coming Over to Produce with Charles Frohman, 

Returning with American Production and Company to 

Satisfy London's Craving for Stage Matter and People 

from This Side. Malone General Manager for 

George Edwardes. 



(Special Cable to V ambit.) 

London, July 1. 

Next week sometime J. A. E. Ma- 
lone, general manager for George Ed- 
wardes, will leave for New York and 
produce, while over there, in associa- 
tion with Charles Frohman, two musi- 
cal plays. These productions will 
likely be seen during the fall. 

Before returning Mr. Malone will 
secure an American musical piece. for 
a London showing and also engage an 
American cast to present it on this 
side, which may be a slight indication 
of the strong demand in England just 
now for Americans. 



SIR GEORGE WONT LEAVE. 
( Special Cable to Vabivtt.) 

London, July 1. 

It is improbable you will see Sir 
George Alexander over there next sea- 
son. Sir George has about concluded 
to remain at home, as he has three 
plays for here next season by Mrs. 
Grimes, Pinero, and Captain Kendall, 
respectively. 



PHONOGRAPHIC ADVANCE. 

Baltimore, July 1. 

At a conference between Bernard 
Ulrich, general manager of the Chi- 
cago Grand Opera Co., and Wilbur 
F Kinsey, manager of the Lyric, last 
week, it was tentatively agreed that 
early in the fall the patrons of the 
grand opera will be invited to the as- 
stmbly hall of the Lyric to hear the 
new opera stars, who will appear here 
this coming winter, on the phonograph. 

The records have never been played 
in America and both men think that 
the plan is a good one. 



"Old Reliable" Again? 
"Old Reliable," the Harris Dickson 
piece adapted from the Saturday Even- 
ing Post Dickson stories and presented 
early this season with Willis Sweat- 
nam, by Henry W. Savage, is among 
the plays Percy Heath is rewriting 
for the Savage offices. Heath is sum- 
mering at Rehoboth Beach, Md. 



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'Forest Fire" at Marigny. 
(Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, July 1. 

This act will be produced in Paris, 
at the Marigny, in August, played by 
a French troupe. The vaudeville sea- 
son will finish at this house end of 
September. 



THEATRICAL MEN HEIRS. 

Henry Meyers, manager of the 
Royal Hippodrome, Chicago, has dis- 
covered he and his brothers and sis- 
ters are the rightful heirs to some 
valuable mining property left by their 
father. The old man had changed his 
name upon going to California and 



died there. His estate was turned into 
the city treasury as no heirs could be 
found. 

Henry Meyers, while traveling 
with a theatrical troupe, learned of 
his father's death. He immediately 
claimed his share of the estate, said 
to be around $10,000,000. It controls 
one of the largest bullion giving mines 
in California. There are seven heirs 
to the estate, including B. A. Meyers, 
a vaudeville agent in New York. 



OLD FRIENDS OFFICERS. 

Chicago, July 1. 

The election of officers and directors 
of the Old Friend's Club was held at 
the club rooms Thursday, June 25. 
From the double ticket, the following 
officers were elected: Lincoln J. Car- 
ter, pres.; Ed. Rowland, vice-pres.; 
Chas. Ellis, secy.; Frank Davidson, 
treas. The board carries the following 
members: Henry Myers, U. J. Herr- 
man, Frank Gazollo, Fred Hicks, Wal- 
ter Keefe, E. H. Woods, Bob Sherman, 
James Browne, James Wingfield. In 
the election of secretary Chas. Ellis 
and James Hutton ran a tie, but since 
Ellis was in office it was declared "no 
election" and Ellis will remain until the 
next annual count. 

A basket picnic is being promoted by 
the club, to be held July 18. The loca- 
tion has not as yet been selected. 



WHITING AND BURT MAY GO. 

Rita Gould, reported as leaving 
Ziegfeld's "Follies," is to be retained. 
George Whiting and Sadie Burt, who 
joined last week, are understood to be 
dissatisfied and may shortly abrogate 
their contract. 

Several numbers arc being changed 
and more rehearsals called as a result. 

Gene Buck, one of the authors, is 
going to Europe next month for a long 
stay. He's never been abroad before. 



United Amusement Syndicate Charter. 

Wilmington, Del., July 1. 

A charter has been issued by the 
Secretary of State to the United 
Amusement Syndicate, Inc., with a cap- 
ital of $100,000. At the first meeting 
of the stockholders, held in this city, 
the following officers were elected: 
Jos. H. Martin, president; George W. 
Dorsey, Jr., vice-president; James P. 
Rohhins, H. R. Ellsworth, secretary 
and treasurer. 

In addition to- the officers, a number 
of well-known amusement operators 
of Philadelphia and New York arc 
identified. The charter allowed the 
company is unusually broad and ena- 
bles the company to engage in any 
amusement or entertainment business. 



SHOWS SCARCE FOR NEXT SEASON. 

Anyone with a nifty little show good 
enough for Broadway this autumn can 
slide it into the Globe theatre on nice 
terms by communicating with Charles 
B Dillingham. A half dozen play- 
houses along the uptown show trails 
are aso wide open for quick negotia- 
tions with anything that looks good 
enough. 

Before the advent of the movies, 

even with the increased number of 
New York show shops, the cry at this 
stage of the summer used to be one of 
glut when producers sought for time. 
This summer the wail for attractions 
for the New York theatres is the 
worst ever. 

Out of town the conditions are with- 
out precedent also. The time-worn 
cry that the theatre manager in cities 
and towns would in time by his crass 
stupidity and avarice destroy the 
goose that laid his golden eggs is at 
last realized. The present situation, 
in essence is, that there "ain't no more 
producer," save practically the big 
protected ones of the syndicates. 

The New York line-up for the au- 
tumn shows the A. H. Woods suc- 
cesses dated up for repeats with one 
or two new productions, notably the 
presentation of Pauline Frederick at 
the Eltinge; Henry W. Savage will 
have nothing in town now, the Charles 
Frohman combination will have the 
Cawthorne-Brian-Sanderson triumvir- 
ate in the "Girl from Utah" at the 
Knickerbocker and new pieces for its 
standard stars; the Shubert a mixed 
assortment of new ventures and re- 
peats, and Klaw & Erlanger a limited 
number of their own, and Cohan & 
Harris new and tried productions. 



PRIZE PLAY PRODUCED. 

Toronto, July 1. 

"Madonna uf the Louvre," by Huber 
Benjamin Osborne, which won the 
$1,000 given by Adele Blood for the 
prize play by a Canadian author, was 
given its premier at Shea's Monday 
night. It was received with much fa- 
vor by a crowded house. 

The piece is built on melodramatic 
lines and gives Miss Blood scope for 
her emotional powers. H. Cooper- 
Cliffe in the leading male part was a 
most devilish villain. The play is well 
staged. 



NETHERSOLE'S 14 PLAYS. 

Olga Nethersole is arranging for a 
farewell tour of America, opening in 
September with a repertoire of 14 
plays under her own management. 
"Mary Magdalen" and "Sister Bea- 
trice" are included in the repertoire. 

The Paramount film combination has 
made the actress an offer for a film 
production of "Sapho." 



Whiteside Doing It Alone. 

Henry W. Savage will have no part 
of the "Mr. Wu" production which the 
Walker Whiteside Producing Co. in- 
tends to make in New York with 
Whiteside as Wu. 

Walter Floyd will again be asso- 
ciated with the Whiteside management. 
The new Whiteside corporation starts 
with $10,000 capital. 



INVESTIGATING FOR "SPECS." 

When the Board of Aldermen meets 
the first week in September it's fully 
expected that a plan will be put up 
to the members whereby the theatre 
speculating traffic in New York can 
be regulated and properly conducted 
upon a legitimate and lawful basis. 
A committee of eleven men, approved 
by Mayor Mitchell, appointed to 
evolve some idea whereby the "specs" 
can continue to do business in regu- 
larly conducted ticket agencies with- 
out feeling the hand of the law and 

incessantly bringing all sorts of com- 
plaints and kicks from the theatre-go- 
ing public. 

On the committee are George H. 
Bell, Commissioner of Licenses, and 
Aldermen William D. Brush and W. 
F. Quinn, who arc deeply interested 
in the theatre speculating situation. 
Not long ago the Board of Aldermen 
tackled the subject and would have 
probably done away with specs alto- 
gether when Mayor Mitchel opined 
that he thought that the speculation 
agencies could be legally controlled 
and that a committee might acquire 
the right angle and propose something 
that would hit the question squarely 
upon the head. 

The committee has met and will 
meet a number of times this summer, 
each time listening to reports that 
Commisioner Bell's compiling with the 
aid of an inspector thoroughly fa- 
miliar with the theatre districts. 
These reports and the combined ef- 
forts of a committee which has 
Francis Wilson, Augustus Thomas, 
Winthrop Ames, Michael Furst, Cren 
Root, William B. Crowell, A. Perry 
Osborn, Arthur Train* Commissioner 
Bell and Aldermen Brush and Quinn 
on it, is expected to draw up a meas- 
ure or recommend an enactment 
which would cover and control the 
speculators and still permit them to 
engage in the pursuit of ticket specu- 
lation without continual police in- 
terference. 

The first meeting was held in the 
City Hall and was productive of 
some good statements on the matter. 
The next meeting is expected to bring 
something more definite into con- 
sideration. The Board of Aldermen 
will do nothing until it hears from 
Mayor Mitchel's special committee of 
eleven. 



BRADY'S NEW PLAY. 

Win. A. Brady projects the presen- 
tation in the Fall of "The O'Qorman," 
a new play by James Connor Roche. 
Augustus Pitou has returned to Roche 
for film use "Shane Na Lawn," a 
Roche drama that netted Pitou about 
$250,000. 



H. BLINN, ANGEL. 

Holbrook Blinn is backing the 
Princess Theatre Players in a Coast 
tour to begin Aug. 9 at the Columbia, 
San Francisco, staying four weeks and 
then playing Los Angeles a week. 
They open the new Princess play 
series about the 1st of October at the 
Princess in New York. 

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"No Mother to OuUle Her" Is slut<d sh a 
one-nlgbt road proposition next rail. Uuh Sun 
and J. L. Veroneo are nald to be Interested. 



"A Friend to the People" Ih a new play 
marked for a coast premiere next season. 



John C. Fisher Is reported an having "The 
Eleventh Hour' marked for production under 
his direction next winter. 



Fred McClellan has accepted a position wltu 
Frederick Thompson and will be known as his 
Pacific Coast manager hereafter. 

The Raymond Hitchcock show at the Astor 
and "Seven Keys From Baldpate" at the 
Oalety, closed last Saturday. Both are Cohan 
6 Harris productions. Hitchcock reopens Auk 
10, at Atlantic City. 

The Little theatre, Philadelphia, will open 
about Oct. 10, with a repertoire of new plays 
The company Includes Ian Maclaren, Mary 
Servoss, Whit ford Kane, Wall Is Clark. Hilda 
Englund and Marguerite Hertz. 

The City Club lb reported as being agulnst 
"Standees." 



William Mick has resigned as manager of 
the Murat, Indianapolis. 

Oeorge Alabama Florida is back in New 
York after a long trip with A. H. Woods' fea- 
ture film, "The Last 100 Days of Napoleon". 
Next season Oeorge will be In advance of 
"Potash and Perlmutter," playing the Eastern 
States with K. H. Lester back. Florida Is 
now promoting a carnival week for Long 
Branch, N. J. 

Oza Waldrop and Frank Mclntyre will play 
the leading roles in the Chicago company or 
"A Pair of Sixes" which will open In Aug- 
ust 



David Bispham was awarded an honorary 
degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) by Haver- 
ford College. 



Acton Davles for a number of years dra- 
matic critic on the Evening Sun has resigned 
from that paper. Mr. Davles was one of the 
most quoted of the present-day critics. 

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott, who took 
Adolph Klauber's desk on the New York Times 
as dramatic critic, Is In London doing the the- 
atres there for his paper. 

Oeorge Jean Nathan, associated with the 
World's dramatic department, has returned 
from London. 

Wells Hawks will take charge of the speech 
making tour which Mayor Preston of Balti- 
more Is to make next month In the Interest of 
that city and Its National Star-Spangled Ban- 
ner Centennial. 



The Palace theatre (New York) press agent 
announces that as his house is to keep open 
for the summer that shower baths are to be 
Installed for the use of the players. Also that 
a messeur and masseuse are to get the knlcks 
out of the actors' l'mbs. 



Victor Herbert will write the music for h 
comic opera for Arthur Hammersteln. It will 
have Edith Thayer In the leading role. 

Ahead of the road company of "Alla«« Jim- 
my Valentine" next season will be S. V. Camp- 
hell. 



L. B. Ramsdell Is announced as the path- 
finder for the road show of "The Wolf." 



Walter C. Jordan returned home from n 
two months' trip abroad July 3. He brought 
back some new plays whlrh he will distribute 
among American managers. 



F. P. McCann. a Western producer. Is tak- 
ing out "A Texas Ranger" next season. 



"Alma. Where Do Y«u Live"" after a short 
summer season la closlnsr this week, the com- 
pany to retake to the road later in the season. 



"Should A Woman Tell?" Is ?o'ng to b^ s<*nt 
out next senson for n roid tour by F. M. 
Shortrldge of Pes M^lno*. la. 



J. C. RagHnd Is re^rn'finir people for tV 
revival of "Mv TV*t fflrl." wMrh will hav»> 
Victor Morely as its featured player. 



Morris fJe--t hns contrnofnrt with Porter 
Emerson Brown for th* 1 itvTU'd'n^ production 
of the Isttrr's romodv "Wild Onts." 



TVuiHa* H. Br ^nfton. formerly w'th the 
Llebler Co.. hn^ b°en en m red hv the Thomas 
Dixon Attrnctlons to pr^mre the pr^n matter 
next season for "The R'n« of the Father." 

Rene Detllnc linn Nnn i-nirrurrd for the 
prima donna role In "Pnrl" next senson. 

R. A. BiirnHt U »•• writ.- ;t new musical 
comedy for John C. Fkhi-r. 



Alan Mudie, Will West, William Danforth, 
Stewart Balrd, Robert O. Pitkin. Zoe Barnett, 
Maude Udell, Sylvia Jason. 

"What Happened In 22" will he the title 
for a new play which John C. Fisher will 
produce with Reginald Barlow and Carroll 
MiComas in the leading roles. 

"The Million Dollar Doll" is listed to open 
Sept. 117 In Dubuque, la. 

"The Town Fool" will start on the trail 
or the one nlghters at Rensselaer, Ind., 
Aug. 10. 



A. R. Sherry has been named as manager 
of Shea's Hippodrome. Buffalo, which opens 
July 27. This Is the big house that has a 
:t,000 seating capacity, six aisles across the 
lower floor, a 140.000 pipe organ and an es- 
calator from the outside sidewalk. Sherry 
was on Broadway last week mingling with old 
friends. He was on his way to Fall River, 
Muss., to look after some business Interests 
there. 



' The Master Violin," by David L. Fischer. 
Iiub been accepted for production next season 
hy the United Play Company of Chicago. 

Two road shows are being formed by 
Messrs. Oale & Harris for road tours next 
season. The first out will be "Broadway 
Jones," which opens Aug. 20 and will make 
its way to the Coast. The other will be 
"Nearly Married." featuring John Webster, 
opening Aug. 1£3, and also going to the Coast. 

Charles Salisbury and Howard McCoy, ad- 
vance men. now In San Francisco, are pick- 
ing up some spending money with "Specially 
Conducted Tango Festivals" along the Pacific 
Coast. 



Oerald Fltigerald is doing the publicity for 
the Beachey-Oldfleld Joint auto-avlatlon tour. 



Phil Nevln has a southern route booked for 
"The Red Widow." which he is taking out 
for Its second season under his management. 
He opens Aug. 17 In New Jersey. 



There will be two "Way Down East"' com- 
panies on the road next Beason, one con- 
trolled as usual by William A. Brady and the 
other by Charles O. Tennis and William Law- 
rence. 



Richard Tant. accompanied by his father 
and mother, came In from Augusta, Fla., last 
week on a vacation trip. Tant Js manager 
of the Orand In Augusta and his father Is 
stage manager. 

Elliott Form an has gone to Litchfield, 
Conn., for several weeks. 

"Baby Mine" (William A. Brady) first 
scheduled to open Aug. 15 in Winnipeg, will 
not start until Sept. 7. when it opens In 
Minneapolis. 

The Lleblers have signed Frederick de Bel- 
leville for "The Garden of Allah." 

The Lleblers have obtained the dramatic 
rights to Eleanor H. Porter's book. "Poly- 
anna," and will produce It by next Christmas. 

Watertown, June 24. 
When Young Buffalo Bill Wild West, Jr.. 
and his shows arrive here they will get no 
free publicity in the press through the hold- 
ing of a wild west wedding. At each preceding 
stop the press agent has worked the news- 
papers for columns of dope on the marriage of 
two circus employes to be solemnized in the 
circus ring at the performance. The ceremony 
comes off per schedule, a local clergyman offi- 
ciating in every Instance. But the press agent 
falls to inform the scribes that the couple are 
already ronn and wife, and in fact have been 
so since the troupe was recruited. 

Stone and Ferris in Minneapolis. 

Minneapolis. July 1. 
Florence Stone and Dick Ferris are 
m Minneapolis. The latter is an- 
tounccfl to open a special four weeks' 
stock cnsaRcincnt at the Sluihert. start- 
ing July 5. Mi^s Stone will succeed 
I-cila Shaw as leading woman. 



The Hft7r>1 Pawn p'e-e. "Tt H , T>ehntnnte." 
will or^n Pent. QH at t*" NnMnnnl Washing- 
Ion. The company beside the star Includes 



Company at Colorado Springs. 

Colorado Springs, July 1. 

The annual stock enpapement at the 
Burns started June 29. with the Burns 
Players presenting "The Spendthrift." 

The company includes Malcolm 
Duncan, Fleanor Haher, leads; Manart 
Kippen. William Lorcnz, William 
Reiffel. Roy G. Briant. Girard Patter- 
son, F.dpar Mayor. Florence Radfleld, 
Nila Mac. Dorothy Nelson, Alice Tol- 
ley. 

Donold Gregory is stage manager. 



STOCK PLAYS NEXT WEEK. 

BALTIMORE (Poll's Auditorium). "In the 
Bishop's Carriage." 

CLEVELAND (Colonial). "Madam X." 

DETROIT (Qarrlck). "Morals of Marcus," 
(Bonstelle Players) ; (Lyceum) "Three 
Weeks"; (Avenue) "White Slave Trader." 

MILWAUKEE (Shubert), "The Spend- 
thrift" 

8YRACU8E (Valley), "Mary's Lamb"; (Em- 
pire) "Officer 666." 

8CRANTON (Poll's), "The Confession." 

TORONTO (Shea's), "The World and His 
Wife"; (Royal Alexandra) "The Girl of the 
Golden West"; (Princess) "Never Again." 

TRENTON (Trent), "The Rejuvenation of 
Aunt Mary." 

FALLING DOWN IN A ROW. 

Spokane, July 1. 

The fourth amusement enterprise to 
go broke is the Empress in the five 
months since the Sullivan & Considine 
shows were moved from there to the 
Orpheum, hit the rocks last week. 

It was the Harry L. Stone Colonial 
Co., which played ten days of musical 
comedy stock and one week of im- 
promptu vaudeville and was figuring 
on a shift to dramatic stock when the 
crash came. 

The other enterprises which failed 
were the Frank Rich musical comedy 
siock and two picture trials. The 
house now is dark, with no immediate 
prospect for reopening, although it had 
a reputation as a consistent money- 
maker while in the hands of S. & C. 

Shortly before the Stone company 
closed, Dave Caston. an actor, sued 
Stone for $240, alleged to be due for 
unpaid wages, and asked that a receiver 
be named for the company, asserting 
that Stone was about to leave. The 
court dismissed the case. 



Indefinite at Trenton. 

Trenton, N. J., July 1. 
The Cal-Smith stock, now known as 
the Cal-Burn Company, is playing an 
indefinite engagement in the Trent 
and business so far has been gratify- 
ing. The company is directed now by 
Frank Callahan and Francis V. Burns. 
Mabelle Estelle is a recent acquisi- 
tion. 



Payton Takes Montauk. 

Corse Payton is understood to have 
the Montauk, Brooklyn, and that next 
season he will place a permanent com- 
pany there. 



Brownell-Stork in Buffalo. 
Mabel Rrownell and Cliff Stork are 
planning to invade Buffalo. 



Frances Nordstrom in Pittsburgh. 

Pittsburgh. July 1. 
Frances Nordstrom has been engaged 
by Manager Harry Davis to be new 
leading woman for the Davis Players. 
Miss Nordstrom succeeds Anne Bro- 
r.augh. 



Opened with Musical Stock. 

Fitchburg, Mass., July 1. 
Whalom Park opened its summer 
siock season with musical comedy 
Monday, the starter being "The Lord 
and the Lady." In the company are 
Pearl Palmer, Herbert Heckler, Es- 
telle Newton, Roy Pilcher. Robert 
Milliken, James Crowley. Briggs 
French and Minnie Emmett. 



MANAGER CLIFFORD SKIPS. 

Paterson, N. J., July 1. 

Franklin Clifford, stock impresario, 
after failing to start one stock here 
and then finally installing his company 
at another theatre, disappeared. Clif- 
ford got his company into rehearsal 
for a proposed opening at the Empire, 
June 8, of "Stop Thief!" It was 
changed at the rehearsal hour to "Ele- 
vating a Husband." Clifford told the 
company the theatre rent had been paid 
for a certain period, but later it was 
found untrue. 

The opening was postponed to the 
15th, and again Clifford had to change 
his plans. He arranged to open at the 
Orpheum and got through the first 
week. "Tha*. House of Bondage" was 
underlined for the second week. Sal- 
aries were not forthcoming but the 
players stuck. 

Clifford, the following Wednesday 
night, surreptitiously left the city, with 
him going the receipts for the advance 
sale and the manuscript and parts of 
"The House of Bondage," so the com- 
pany alleges. The company continued 
on the commonwealth plan. 



OPPOSITION IN PORTLAND. 

Portland, Me., July 1. 

Keith's discontinue vaudeville Satur- 
day, opening this week with a summer 
stock. The personnel of the company 
is Leah Winslow, Edwin Horton, 
Blanche Friderici, Louis Albion, Tom 
Barry, Mark Kent, Beatrice Clevenger, 
William Pinkham. Patsey McCoy. 

Harry H. Smith is the producer. 
Louis Albion will stage direct. 

This change at the Keith house gives 
opposition to the Jefferson, where- 
stock runs throughout the summer. 
Maude Richardson assumes the lead 
at the Jefferson this week, filling the 
vacancy made by the resignation of 
Margaret Pitt. 



A READING AFTERMATH. 

Kansas City, July 1. 

Virginia Mann, stock and picture 
actress, was granted a divorce from 
Walter Marshall in Judge Robinson's 
court Saturday. She alleged non-sup- 
port, and the suit was not contested. 
Miss Mann's maiden name was re- 
stored. 

The divorce followed a general mix- 
up in a Reading, Pa., stock company, 
Miss Mann being sued for alienation 
by Mrs. Robert J. Hyman. Later Mr. 
Marshall sued Mr. Hyman for aliena- 
tion. The first suit was dropped but 
the latter one still is pending. 



Wedding Didn't Happen. 

Syracuse, July 1. 

After announcing her wedding to 
William H. Sams, stage director of the 
Empire Stock Co.. as having taken 
place in the Crousc Irving Hospital 
here, Marjorie Holland, of Buffalo, 
denies the ceremony took place and 
says it is postponed. 

The wedding notice was published in 
several papers. Miss Holland is a 
divorcee, former wife of John B. Hol- 
land, of Baltimore. 



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London, June 24. 
Sir Herbert Tree, interviewed by 
Variety's correspondent with respect 
to his plans for the immediate future, 
declared he expected his production of 
Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" to run at 
His Majesty's for the remainder of 
the season. In the fall he contem- 
plates a revival of "David Copperfield" 
and would once more take part in a 
Shakespearean festival. Sir Herbert 
has no interest in the American sights 
to the new Shaw piece. They have 
been vested in Mrs. Patrick Campbell 
The actor-manager has no immediate 
prospects for going to the United 
States as he must provide attractions 
for His Majesty's theatre. If he could 
let his house for an extended period, 
he would not be averse to making a 
limited American tour in his repertoire. 



The 21 years' lease of Daly's thea- 
tre here to the late Augustin Daly at 
an annual rental of $25,000, expires 
shortly, when it reverts to George Ed- 
wardes, who builj it and holds a 99- 
year ground lease. It is today a very 
valuable asset and could be sublet at 
$60,000 per annum. 

Cyril Maude ,is scoring well in 
"Grumpy" at the New theatre, but 
hardly repeating the phenomenal hit 
registered in New York. 



Two teams of ball players of Amer- 
ican artists in London are being re- 
cruited in Variety's local office. Every- 
body in town has signified a keen de- 
sire to be included in the sport. 



No revue manager in London will 
permit the rendering of any song that 
refers to a "rag" and Alfred Butt has 
gone so far as to prohibit the singing 
of any syncopated number. 

The original Richardini Troupe is 
now touring England, but have been 
very much annoyed by another troupe 
of acrobats playing in America and 
using their name. Michael Richardini 
takes his original company back to 
America in December, 1915. 



PARIS. 

by Edward G. Kendrew. 

"Petit Chaperon Rouge" (Little Red 
Ridinghood), a piece in one act, in 
verse, by Claude Gevel and Felix Gan- 
dera, will be given this season at the 
Comedie Francaise, with Jules Leit- 
ner and Yvonne Lifraud. 

"L'Otage," a drama in three acts by 
Claude Claudel, has proven such a suc- 
cess at the private shows of the the- 
strical society known as L'Oeuvre, that 
it has been taken to the Odeon for a 
short summer season. It is a chef 
d'oeuvre in its way, and would suit 
the Theatre Michel, or Theatre Edou- 
ard VII, when A. Franck opens that 



fine picture house with legitimate 
shows next September. 

The annual public trials of the Paris 
Conservatoire pupils are being held, 
and will go on till the middle of July. 

Bowden and Gardey sail for South 
Africa at the end of June. There is a 
rumor that the couple may split later. 

The Alhambra revue is not a draw, 
and there is a big drop in receipts. A 
quantity of paper is being given. The 
Olympia is in the same boat with its 
"Orgie." 

BERLIN. 

By James Molloy. 

Berlin, June 23. 
Vaudeville is depressed. The reason 
appears to be the uncertainty caused 
by the theatre. Not the tax itself, but 
its working. Lawfully it demands ten 
per cent, of ticket prices; in reality it 
takes eighteen per cent. It is now be- 
ing appealed against as a prohibitive 
tax on the plea it necessitates paying 
more tax than the theatre has as 
profit. Circus -Schumann has closed 
until the matter has been settled. 



Last week in the Friedrjch Wilhelms 
theatre, "Scherdungsehe" ("Marriage 
and Divorce"), a comic opera, by 
Jacques Burg, was produced and well 
received. The story is insipid and 
hackneyed, but the music popular. 



Lately in Munich the final stage of 
the process brought against Theatre- 
Direktor Schoumpf of that town took 
place. Owing to the language and at- 
titude of the Direktor to artists com- 
ing under him, the Buhnen Genos- 
senschaft (Stage Society) brought 
action against him for cruel and im- 
moral behavior. Many sordid revela- 
tions came out during the trial, and 
the jury, in passing verdict, said that 
a man of such moral fibre was not 
capable of holding an important posi- 
tion, and deprived him of it. The trial 
aroused great interest in theatrical 
circles, and the verdict was not 
thought severe enough. 

Anna Pavlowa is attracting lar^e 
crowds at the Theatre des Westens 

"Der Student von Prag." by Hans 
Heinz Evers, produced here as a movie 
drama, is now being rearranged as an 
opera, with music by Selim Palmgren. 



Toronto Film Company. 

Toronto, July 1 
A film concern with headquarters 
here has been incorporated under the 
name of the Conness-Till Film Co., 
Ltd., with Luke Edwin Conness presi- 
dent and general manager. Land has 
been bought and a studio is in the 
course of construction. A company 
of - layers is being formed. 



CABARETS 




Harry Seymour and Fred Dempsey, 
singers at the Fairmount Inn, Phila- 
delphia, were shot in the legs Saturday 
night by a man who went crazy with 
the heat. Their wounds were painful 
but not dangerous. 



From reports around some of the 
dancing-cabarets in the. city, those with 
all-night licenses, are letting their pat- 
rons go the limit in order to keep 
the trade from skipping up in the 
country to the road houses. A couple 
of places between 48th and 60th 
streets, on Broadway, are not over- 
fastidious as to the character of the 
attendance, standing for a great many 
women who would not be welcomed 
in more strictly managed resorts. New 
York is under a loose rein just at 
present anyhow. 



Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crane, a 

dancing couple from the Pacific 

Coast, opened on the New York Roof 
last week. 



The Tokio bill now includes Louis 
Rosenberg, balladist; Stella Tobin, 
ragger; Claire Ossman, character 
singer. 



Will Halley and Miss Loomis have 
opened at the Griswold Hotel, De- 
troit. Cunningham and Clements, 
who got through at Shanley's Times 
Square place simultaneously with the 
Halley-Loomis team are also in De- 
troit. The Westons, whirlwind dan- 
cers, have been added to the Shanley 
Times Square forces in their stead. 



Cleveland, July 1. 
Stage folk, as well as society, will 
be doing the canter next season. The 
National Association of Dancing Mas- 
ters decreed at their convention, held 
here, to advise that all pupils and stage 
artists take up the one-step canter and 
the waltz canter. It is expected it will 
be a favorite on the stage, at social 
functions and in the cabarets. The 
canter is an adaptation of the light 
centering step of a horse and is said to 
be very graceful when done properly. 
The dancing masters decided that a 
standard must be maintained for all 
forms of dances in order to insure ap- 
proval from the public. The members 
of the association therefore agreed 
that they would make a fight in their 
respective cities for the forms that 
meet with the approval of the associa- 
tion as a whole. The Exeter Caprice, 
the Twinkle Hesitation, the Half and 
Half, the Waltz Scroll, the One-Step 
Canter and the Waltz Canter are those 
which the masters insist will be most 
popular. The canter, they assert, will 
take the place of the popular tango. 



St. Louis, Inly 1 
Owing to their success, the Hawaiian 
quintet (four men and a woman) from 
the "Bird of Paradise." singing and 
playing native instrument* at Delmar 
Garden at the Villa where the only 
other attraction is a Hungarian or- 
chestra, the Hula musicians have been 



retained for another week or two. 
Ellery's Band is reportej to be a com- 
ing attraction at Delmar. 



London, July 1. 
The British Association of Teach- 
ers of Dancing held its annual "con- 
ference" at the Holborn restaurant 
yesterday. President James D. Mac- 

naughton, in opening the meeting, re- 
ferred to the increasing popularity of 
"freak dances," pointing out that the 
Tango, with its audacities and intrica- 
cies, must be reckoned with in future. 
From reports, the "La Furlana" will 
be one of the most popular of the sea- 
son's new dances. An effort was made 
to establish as a standard terpsichor- 
ean ball room number "The Milton/' 
a round dance in three-quarter time, 
which is as follows: 

Side by aide, lady's left hand on gentleman's 
shoulder and right hand holding skirt. 
Oentleman's right arm at lady's waist, 
left arm akimbo. Lady and gentleman to 
face line of direction. Lady to oommeDee 
with right foot, gentleman with left. 

Steps for Gentleman. Bars. 

Step lightly on left foot diagonally to left 

front 1 

Step lightly on right foot diagonally to left, 
closing left to 3d raised rearward posi- 
tion l 

Step lightly on left foot to 4th rearward. . . 1 
Stop lightly on right foot to 4th rearward, 

closing loft to 3d raised position front.... 1 
Step lightly on l«>ft foot to 4th forward posi- 
tion 1 

Stop lightly on right foot to 4th forward 

position 1 

Pas chasse to lady's position — lady passing 

In front 2 

(The lady Is now at gentleman's left). 

Repeat first ft bnrs commencing with right 

foot diagonally to right K 

Holding partner an In ordinary waltz: 

Step lightly with left foot to 2d position.. 1 
Place right foot to nth rear making a de- 
cided pile 1 

Pas choHsn to left 2 

Repeat last four bars In opposite direction, 
commencing right foot 4 

Ordinary waits 2 

Step to 2d position with left foot 1 

Close right to nth rear with decided pile. . . 1 

Ordinary waltz 4 

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Total- 32 bars. Repeat a4 W>. 



OBITUARY. 

Louis Lindner, a member of the 
Theatrical Treasurers' Club, who died 
suddenly last Saturday, was buried last 
Monday under the auspices of the 
Box-Officc Men's Association. He 
leaves a widow. He was of the Mc- 
Bride Theatre ticket agency at Wal- 
lick's Hotel at the time of his death. 
Arsenic, from carelessly washed let- 
tuce used in a salad furnished for din- 
ner, the arsenic having been sprayed 
on the plant too freely for the destruc- 
tion of bugs, is given as the cause of 
death. Five other people partaking of 
the lettuce became similarly ill, but 
all recovered. 



Reading, Pa., July 1. 
Robert J. Briggs, for many years a 
member of the old Carncros Minstrels, 
died suddenly at Galen Hall in the 
mountains, several days ago. 



Mrs. William Thatcher, known whea 
on the stage as Norah Stewsrt (Stew- 
art SisNrs). died June 11 in New 
York, of tuberculosis. Husband and 
one child survive. It is five years since 
the deceased left the Stewart Sisters' 
vaud'.-villr :ict. upon marrying. 



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VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 

Annette Woodman and Guy Livings- 
ton, Palace. 

•The Temptress." 

Dance. 

9 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Hammerstein's. 

"The Dance of the Temptress" is the 
full program title for this novelty 
scenic vaudeville act. Many a musical 
comedy production on both sides of 
the water will sigh over having missed 
the imposing pretty effect Ksten Bur- 
leigh has given this turn. The back- 
ground for the dancers appears a 
Niagara of moving snow, across the 
entire width of the stage. Composed 
of soap bubbles, and with the lights 
playing, it is a glimmcripg mass. The 
dance is immaterial and the dancers, 
in this instance Alice His and Bert 
French, as much so. Any two people 
or any excuse to show the act would 
be sufficient. It is not the dance or 
the players, it is just this effect, which 
is strong enough to secure booking for 
the turn in any vaudeville theatre. If 
the program simply calls it "The pret- 
tiest act in vaudeville," that will tell 
everything. , Sime. 



The Meister8ingers. 

"In Gloucester" (Songs). 

35 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set) 

Keith's, Boston. 

Boston, July 1. 
The Meistersingcrs, a combination of 
three quartets, opened an engagement 
Monday to capacity houses. These 
singers have been appearing here for 
three years and have generally met 
with considerable success. This year 
it is the intention of the singers to 
tour a portion of the country and wind 
up in New York City, and, as a result, 
special arrangements have been made 
in regard to stage settings. As a ve- 
hicle the singers have a sketch, called 
"In Gloucester." Gloucester is a sea- 
port city on the north shore and is 
noted for its picturesque surroundings. 
Numerous electrical effects are used. 
The beacon of a lighthouse can be 
seen in the offing and there is also a 
fine moonlight scene. The singers 
have given considerable attention to 
their acting in this latest offering and 
are attired as denizens and visitors to 
this fishing port. Most of the songs 
in the full stage scene are about the 
sea, and one gives Alexander Steele 
a chance to display his bass voice in 
a solo, "Let Me Sleep in the Deep." 
There arc fewer solos this year than 
before, but the choruses make up for 
the lack. Gooltz. 



Steiner and Swayne. 

Musical. 

10 Mins.; One. 

Steiner and Swayne are making a 
favorable impression in the pop houses 
in a musical turn. The man plays the 
piano while the woman handles the 
fiddle and bow. Songs also, but the 
duo p;ct the best results on the music. 
The woman is a splendid violinist. 

Mark. 



Col. Sam Holdsworth and Joe Nor- 

cross. 
Songs. 

12 Mins.; One. 
Poll's Palace, Springfield. 

Springfield, Mass., July 1. 

Up until 1872 one of the best-known 
iwcr-acts in vaudeville was Holdsworth 
and Xorcross. After a lapse of the 
intervening years, the same combina- 
tion has "come back" in a no uncer- 
tain manner, through the good efforts 
( t Gordon Wrighter, the local Poli 
manager. Holdsworth is 84 years old, 
while Norcross is 76 and has a deep, 
resonant bass voice blending almost 
perfectly with Holdsworth's tenor. 
After one or two old-time songs they 
sing "Old Black Joe" to good effect, 
lut their real scoring is done with 
"Silver Threads Among the Gold," 
which really brought them an ovation. 
They should, leaving sentiment aside, 
be an unusually good proposition on 
most any bill. Pressl. 



Carmelita Ferrer. 
Spanish Dancer. 
8 Mins.; Two. 
Hammerstein's. 

Carmelita Ferrer is a Spanish danc- 
er. She appeared in a London hall 
last spring and was imported for Ham- 
merstein's on the long chance she 
would become a sensation. She won't 
and still remains just a Spanish dancer, 
nice to look at, dancing the way the 
rest of them do, and good enough for 
an early spot on a big time bill that 
wants a single Spanish dancer. At 
Hammerstein's Monday evening Car- 
melita was "No. 9," rather late for her. 
It's the girl's first appearance here. 
Unless she can secure the salary asked 
for in vaudeville right away, Carmelita 
may as well return to wherever the 
Spanish thing is more appreciated. 

Sime. 



Bert Kornan. 

Whistler. 

7 Mins.; One. 

Palace. 

Bert Kornan is the celebrated Aus- 
trian whistler direct from the Winter- 
garten, Berlin, if you are willing to 
believe the program. He is a whistler, 
whistles with his fingers in his mouth. 
It has been done before. There may 
be whistling variations, low, high, easy, 
soft, melodious, shrill, harsh and dis- 
cordant, but a whistle is a whistle. 
Kornan might claim to be the greatest 
ever but that couldn't alter the fact. 
Yes, he whistles in evening clothes. 

Sime. 



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Willie Smith. 

Songs. 

12 Mins.; One, 

Rather^different from the average 
run of dress-suit singles is this juve- 
nile comedian. The songs used have 
not been chosen to get the boy every- 
thing that is due him. A long Italian 
number is very tiresome. The en- 
core bit "Ike the Yiddisher Ball- 
player" is good for laughing pur- 
poses, but why announce it as a 
former success, for the people in the 
pop houses are only thinking of the 
present? There is ginger in this boy, 
and with a couple of new songs he 
should be able to climb the ladder. 



Fay and Minn. 
Songs, Talk and Dances. 
12 Mins.; One. 
American. 

A tall, lean, lanky man in a serio- 
comic suit and a woman who dances 
better than she sings had the "next 
to closing" spot on the American bill 
Monday night. Following roughhouse 
comedy and horseplay, the couple 
didn't fare so well until the man made 
several strangleholds on the woman, 
v/hich were all in season for that Roof 
bunch out for the Country Store dis- 
tribution. The woman is rather plump 
to be attempting little girl cuteness, 
but works hard to please. The act 
finished stronger than it started, with 
a song by the man and an eccentric 
dance he put over by the way he flung 
his long legs around. The act should 
get plenty of pop time. Mark. 



Madge Alexander. 

Songs. 

10 Mins.; One. 

Bedford. 

For a great big woman to try to put 
over a number of the ballads just be- 
cause she thinks she has a voice is not 
exactly the kind of entertainment the 
three-a-day audiences want. If Madge 
Alexander would change some of her 
numbers to catchy rags and try to 
"get" her audience, she would fare 
much better. Of the present selections 
the "Angelus" number was best re- 
ceived. 



Chief Tenderhoa. 

Gymnastic. 

12 Mins.; Full Stage. 

This Indian thinks it is necessary 
for him to open with a song. (It is 
now taken for granted an Indian can 
speak English.) Later he goes to full 
stage for the real work. On the rings 
he shows his power. He tries for 
comedy in announcing his last trick. 
That might be omitted. The muscular 
exhibitions fit well enough, but the 
comedy and song should be cut. The 
act is running too long in its present 
form. 



The Solimincs. 

Musical. 

10 Mins.; One. 

Garbed as Italians or Gypsies, this 
boy and girl make a youthful appear- 
ance. The girl plays a violin with the 
fellow accompanying her on the piano. 
The selections are not liable to gain 
them much recognition. The boy is 
there with the pose stuff. His piano 
playing is little, the girl being the main 
show in the turn. The couple need 
new pieces and more snap if they want 
to get along. 



Dollman and Neville. 
Songs and Piano. 
12 Mins.; Two. 
23d Street. 

A rather heavy but attractively 
dressed woman and an angular man 
have framed a pleasing two-act. The 
man does some playing at the piano 
that is not above the average. At the 
piano he is very awkward. The 
woman does the best with the "High 
Jinks" number, which she puts over in 
a nifty way. 



Lea Caaados (2). 

Acrobatics. 

6 Mins.; Full Stage. 

American. 

The shorter of the Les Casados is 
a corking good acrobat and one who 
takes some hard bumps. He has some 
Lully tricks in his rough, acrobatic 
routine that are sure fire. The men at- 
tempt some futile comedy that didn't 
land at the American. They dress 
rather grotesquely and much of the 
double work has been seen here before. 
The acrobats were a hit Monday night, 
the work of the shorter being espe- 
cially pleasing. Mark. 



Champion Olympic Trio. 

Strong Act 

12 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Bedford. 

When it comes to powerful men, 
these three have it on any number 
of the other strong men acts. This 
trio has a good routine, opening with 
some poses that should be cut down. 
Two of the men are said to have won 
various events at the recent Olympiad 
and give demonstrations in the act. 
For a closer a see-saw arrangement is 
made over the stomach of the biggest 
man who is suspended between two 
chairs, with two men sitting on both 
ends of the board. They move up and 
down for several minutes without the 
underman wavering. The men make a 
classy appearance and have worked up 
a good idea in the turn. 



Red Raven Trio. 
Songs and Talk. 
15 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Bedford. 

As a name is a necessary thing for an 
act, these three people evidently from 
burlesque, have chosen this peculiar 
and misappropriate name. There are 
two men and a woman, the men as a 
Hebrew and German, the woman is of 
the soubret order and "feeds." The 
matter has been taken from burlesque, 
not any special show, as it has been 
done time and time again. The com- 
edy has some laughing bits and should 
go very well in some parts of the city. 
The usual breaking hats and knocking 
each other around the stage is indulged 
in. As a pop house turn for the sum- 
mer these three may get along but 
they cannot expect to remain in vaude- 
\ille with the present turn. 



Lolita. 

Violiniste. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Colonial, Chicago. 

Chicago, July 1. 
Player comes on in red spot playing 
with mute, on violin. Later with lights 
up she does a brilliant number, in 
which she displays fine technical abil- 
ity. Closes with a medley of popular 
and patriotic airs in which from time 
tc time she does dance steps. Her 
dancing does not add greatly to the 
general effect, and might be eliminated. 
It is being done much more effectively 
by numerous others. Act is neatly 
dressed and classy. When seen, a 
string broke on the violin, which com- 
I elled the player to borrow from the 
orchestra leader, but it was done neat- 
ly and with little evident confusion. 

Reed. 



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THE ELOPERS. 

Chicago, July 1. 
This little musical comedy in two 
.acts should be called a revue of musi- 
cal comedy and burlesque of the past 
twenty or so years. It contains bits 
from everything from everywhere. It 
is unpretentious, light and airy, how- 
ever, and is light fare for the summer, 
and will have a nice little run at the 
Comedy, where it premiered Saturday 
night, with a possible chance for a tour 
of the towns adjacent to Chicago after 
it has worn out its local Chicago wel- 
come. It is clean, well-groomed and 
gowned, has a sprightly chorus (not 
overly well-trained), a plot of more or 
less continuity and is offered by a com- 
pany that has spirit coupled with earn- 
estness and enthusiasm. 

The book is by the late Arthur Gil- 
lespie in conjunction with George E. 
.Stoddard (who took up the work where 
the former left off), with lyrics by 
Frederick Herendeen, and tunes and 
jingles by Hugo Frey, who handles the 
baton in the orchestra pit for the per- 
formances. Charles Mast arranged the 
dances and staged the ensembles. The 
action takes place in the present, with 
the opening act set on the campus of 
the Lyndale Domestic Science School 
(on the Hudson), with the second act 
following in the lobby of the Birch- 
wood Inn, two miles away. Eight in- 
dividuals are bent on marriage. The four 
would-be brides are all at the school. 
The four would-be bridegrooms sep- 
arately decide elopement is the only 
way. Plans are made for clandestine 
marriages. All meet by accident at 
the Birchwood Inn at night. Result, 
complications, consternation and quite 
some fun. 

Angela Good (Carrie Weller) con- 
ducts the school. One of her pupils 
is Violet Morton (Sylvia De Frankie) 
who has a brother, Billy Morton (John 
Frank) who is able to get away from 
his school nearby to visit the sister 
now and again. On one of his visits 
he meets Mabel Busby (Olga De 
Baugh) and they decide to elope. Jack 
Wright (Will Phillips) and Adolph 
Keiserhoff (Louis Kelso), autoists, 
arrive on the scene later. Jack loves 
«, L Presto, another elopement 

planned. Keiserhoff whispers sweet 
nothings into Miss Good's ear with a 
German accent, and she is caught. An- 
other elopement planned. Colonel 
Busby (J. L. Baber) visits the school, 
where he meets Olive Wise (Clara 
Palmer), chaperone of the school. 
They also make their plans for a run- 
away wedding. 

Then they all meet at the Birchwood 
Inn, and have a great time dodging 
each other, but finally find a preacher, 
the Rev. Mr. Bishop (Oliver Bing- 
ham), who performs a wholesale cere- 
mony uniting the octet in one fell 
swoop, and the curtain descends upon 
a gay scene in which the students in 
the regulation chorus garb disport 
themselves in a suitable manner for 
such an overwhelmingly joyous occa- 
sion. 

One of the good scenes in the final 

■ : is a duel in armor, with the par- 

' :i ipants dancing to an ancient country 

'une, where they keep time with their 

words on the armor. It is an old 

trick, but done effectively, and gets 



laughter. Numerous old jokes are 
dragged from out the dusty past and 
made to do service. Some have been 
dusted a little, while others still retain 
the must. One of the busiest persons 
is Mr. Bingham, who is seen variously 
as Archibald De Montemorrisey, cigar 
clerk at the Birchwood Inn, as a police- 
man, and as the clergyman. M. Leon- 
ard, as Percy Algernon Woods, the 
bellboy, is lively and plays the role 
along the accepted burlesque lines. 

The dancing numbers are prettily 
dressed. The stage of the Comedy is 
a bit too small for 18 girls to get about 
with any great degree of comfort, but 
they do manage to form captivating 
pictures. The chief characteristic of 
the company is its spontaneity. The 
members play with alacrity, which cov- 
ers a multitude of minor sins. Kelso, 
in his endeavor to get a funny make-up 
simply looks hideous, and he should 
study the Teutonic countenance more 
carefully. 

With i few changes this offering 
would make a very good burlesque 
show, foi some of the tunes are lively 
and full of tinkling melody, and the 
members of the chorus have neat un- 
derpinniijg, which is displayed well in 
tights neir the closing. 

Harry L. Cort, who press-agented 
the piece} by eloping some time ago, 
is down as "presenting" the comedy. 
He is president of the Central Amuse- 
ment Co, backing the venture, which, 
by the kay, is Chicagoese in most 
particulars. The production was made 
here; the authors are nearly all na- 
tives, ani many of the choristers were 
formerly in productions at the La- 
Salle. the audience for the opening 
perforimtice was not overly demon- 
strative, but did get down to business 
with applause during some of the 
dancing lumbers. Reed. 



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THE MERRY-GO-ROUND. 

London, June 23. 

Alfred Butt at once disarms criticism 
of his latest production at the Lon- 
don Empire, by designating it on the 
program as "an inconsequential med- 
ley." It was written by Fred Thomp- 
son, lyric by C. H. Bovill, mise-en- 
scene by P. L. Flers, music by Frank 
E. Tours, dances and ensembles by 
Gus Sohlke, staged by Tom Reynolds. 

If "The Merry Go-Round" were du- 
plicated in New York exactly as pre- 
sented at the Empire, London, on the 
first evening, it would have been voted 
an unqualified failure for the reason 
that it was woefully lacking in com- 
edy. But comedy does not appear to 
be so essential at the London Empire 
as it would at say the New York Win- 
ter Garden. The management, how- 
ever, conceded humor was absent even 
for London, by calling a rehearsal for 
the day following the premiere and en- 
deavoring to inject some into the en- 
tertainment. 

A large amount of money has un- 
doubtedly been spent in the produc- 
tion ,whith, while not as lavish as "The 
Passing Show" at the Palace, London, 
is rich in scenic and sartorial splendor. 
In this r spect there is very little fault 
to find, «ior does there appear to have 
been any economy displayed in cast- 
ing the thow. The basic trouble seems 
to be in the book, which is totally de- 



void of plot or continuity and nothing 
upon which the comedians have been 
able to build comedy. 

The English comedians, judged by 
our American standards, were pain- 
fully inadequate. And the natives 
seemed to regard it in much the same 
light as was evidenced by some hiss- 
ing when Hugh E. Wright rendered 
Raymond Hitchcock's song from "The 
Beauty Shop," entitled "All Dressed 
Up and No Place to Go." 

The American contingent fared 
much better. Norah Bayes had no 
less than six musical numbers, but 
they were not a very happy selection 
of ditties for English consumption. 
Her inimitable style of "putting over" 
a song did not show to the best ad- 
vantage. Wellington Cross and Lois 
Josephine had two numbers, "Mary" 
and "Dixie," and in the latter they 
earned a merited recall with their ex- 
aggerated Maxixe dance. Will Rogers 
was told to take up but four minutes at 
the opening of the second act, but 
scored so strongly he easily managed 
to stay on for eleven. He scored a 
touch-down, remarking he had been 
casting about for some new jokes, add- 
ing: "I thought maybe I'd get one to- 
night, but I ain't heard one yet." Tom 
Smith and Phil Doyle were made up 
respectively as Potash and Perlmutter. 
They came on early, stayed but a few 
minutes and had small opportunity to 
shine. 

There was a wonderfully effective 
scene called "The Edge of the World," 
a riot of colors in lighting. 

Phyllis Bedells was an unusually 
magnetic toe dancer who was always 
welcomed, deservedly so. Alexander 
Balachowa and Michael Mordkin are 
the stellar terpsichoreanists. There 
is not enough of Mordkin and a bit 
too much of Balachowa, who is tech- 
nically a fine, graceful dancer, a pretty 
woman, but totally uninspired. In the 
cast was M. Morton, a celebrated 
French comedian, who confined his 
work to pantomime and was, hence, 
heavily handicapped. 

"The Merry-Go-Round" was only a 
half-baked presentation when first of- 
fered to the London public. Jolo. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S. 

The Hammerstein long show runs 
very well this week, and the speed of 
the bill holds it up all along the line. 
It makes a good roQf performance es- 
pecially, with almost every variety of 
outdoor entertainment there. 

The headliner is "The Temptress," 
a "sight act" of no mean proportions. 
It is under New Acts, as is Carmelita 
Ferrer, a Spanish dancer who will start 
nothing over here. 

Of the "single" women on the pro- 
gram Grace De Mar stepped into the 
lead. Miss De Mar naturally worked 
at a disadvantage singing on the Roof, 
but more than atoned for this by her 
appearance. She is an extremely per- 
sonable young lady, who has greatly 
improved in every way since first 
showing in Broadway vaudeville. Miss 
Dc Mar has retained her bathing cos- 
tume in which she looks so fetching 
and on "appearance" alone could get 
over anywhere. 

Another bathing suit, a union suit 
in fact, enclosed another "single," 



Lalla Selbini, "The Girl With the Most 
Beautiful Eyelashes in the World." 
Yes? Lalla is cheating the boys, al- 
though at the matinees this yeek 
Loney Haskell is piloting ' Lalla ' 
through the orchestra, she carrying a 
hand electric to flash upon Uo < 
French made Tkshes that are sold by 
the piece or pound in Paris. At ni«ht 
Lalla and her union s«it become the 
attraction on "The Farm" at intermis- 
sion, she riding about on a bicyilv 
while the crowd divides itf attention 
between her lashes and he* legs, as 
Lalla's union suit is disfigured by I 
silver girdle and a streicn or 'tyrr 
flesh. Mr. Haskell made the hit o 
the act in the afternoon Monday vitk 
comment on Lalla and her lashes a) 
the couple patrolled up aid down thei 
aisles. "The Most Beaitiful, etc. 
was hardly enough to hav» warranted 
the bicycle rider a return date so 
quickly at Hammerstein's. She isn't 
carrying around a good facial make- 
up and for her "single" tarn, Lalla 
really needs something more than' the 
has at present. 

Another "single" was Edgar Baitf- 
ban, a female impersonator who played 
on the small time recently under r.n* 
other name. Balaban is in his third 
week at Hammerstein's. He plays th 
piano. "Consul" and "Eettj," th o 
monks, did some cutting ip to muo 
laughter, the younger motk as uw;.l 
putting it all over old "C«nsul." Lr- 
ons and Yosco gave their urn (thi ir 
first appearance on the Roof*hi« sum- 
mer), and the Two Tom Boys d'A a 
sort of Black and White act, niv 
they are not Black and White, 
dini, Roy and Arthur had to jr 
close the lengthy bill. 

The two laughing hits were 
Jackson and the Arnaut Broli. 
Jackson has just returned from 
other side. During his ab ' 
was "copied." A partici la 
was Sam Barton who pl»f ' 
at the Fifth Avenue, but u 
one Joe Jackson. Arm 
"spot," and got the full v 
their violin-playing-acrob; 
clown dress. Martinnetti 
ter did their usual, with '*i* santi 
sic always. Locket and Wah.rtoa 
danced. The Castillians posed; Yvonne 
played the accordion. Sii 



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PALACE. 



It isn't the show at the Palace affl 
adays that is as interesting to the vai 
deville people in* the building as tl 
business the Palace is doing. Moni 
and Tuesday nights the Palace ha< 
complete sell-out. Tuesday night Hit 
merstcin's Roof also was full cap. I 
which the Roof did not have Moral; 
nitfht. But the Palace is doing 1 u: i 
ntss all the time, and must lie t\r ing 
between $2,500 and $3/00 a week even 
in this season. The cu-mit show li 're 
is costing below $4.0( ) and make! a 
good looking lot f<r the b£lbc/*r<U, 
for that money. 

This week's Palace bill doesn i *u 
;my fancy start. It locked like a fl< |> 
for awhile, but along < awie some 
lar acts and they fat lei ed up th« 
age Three of the turns h 
fiom last week. Two of 
dancing acts, Joan S iv\ 
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HWMtfERSTElNS 
(ubo) 
Houdlni 
Kanny Brlce 
Lai. a Selbini 
Jo* Jackson I 

Th* Temptress 
Snath Coo* • JJ 
mylinl R#7 • A 
Artisut Bros 



2d halt 
Von Dell 
Hippodrome 4 
Eugene Emmett Co 
Bert Hanlon 
Davis & Matthews 
(One to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Von Dell 
John Delmore Co 
Bert Hanlon 



Martinet I ft Sylvester Dare Austin Co 



Nonetre 
Ed JJorton 
Brw* Arco 
Hultrt Devittx 
lils.ett ft Brelyn 

PALACE (orph) 
Hal i>b Hen 
Bella Baker 
Primrose Four 
Marnhall Montgomery 
Woodman ft Livingston 
(Others to till) 
AMERICAN (loew) 
Morrasey 
Dl on ft Dixon 
Harry Thwnsoi 
Holder's Arab! 
Harry Adkr 
For Dancing fcevue 
Cba*. Drew Co 
9 Kartells 
( On« to nil ) 

2d half 
Cu lie a Bros 
D«r» Misttn Pn 

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Emmrtt Jo 
Bill ibtnson 
F'ol-'-'r Bros 

2d half 
Vai»<t ne Vox 
Joy» ,1 W*et 
Weet;n ft fount 
Jea* mtbern 
Wagon's Farm/%.d 
(Ona to nil > 

OP^RLEY (lorw) 
Don C rney 
Dav^- M tt thews 
Sen* or Murphy 
Watson * Farmyard 
Era ft/eat -ott Cc 
Morrl> ,4 Parks 
Ktpp a Klppy 
(One to nn» 

I 2d half 
Joe Fondeller 
Wsrn- r 4 Corbetf 
' 'Kla^i* Glrla" 
Bill oblnsou 
AWli A K-njny 
(Tw- u nil) 

OR* i Kt M flom 
O'Ne ' m TUxon 
Arrh r ft Bel ford 
Joyce i West 
Vale . ie Vox 
"The i mer" 
Lorer..' ( Swor 
Onge Co 
?A half 
Ktpp *. Klppv 
Carti ^ Blnfom 
"Pcbr, : Day " 
T ondon 
ft Ro»« 
Parks 
>anr 
~* floew) 



Weston ft Young 
2 Ahlbergs 

2d half 
Blssett A Beatry 
Don Carnsy 
Era Westoott Co 
Cbas Draw Co 
5 Martella 
(Ona to fill) 
DELANCEY (loew) 
Joe Fondelter 
Warner ft Cnrbett 
Willy Zimmerman 
Morton ft Austin 

4 Bostonlans 
Alrln ft Kenny 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Louise Mayo 
Henry Frey 
Princeton ft Ysle 
Wilson ft Wilson 
LaDells Comlques 
Melnotte Twins 
(Two to All) 
HHaktoa Hvm«-Ii. .\.% 

BRIGHTON (ubo) 
Amelia Bingham Co 
Mabel Berra 
Fredk V Bowers Co 
James J Morton 
Hayes ft Johnson 
Marcel la's Cockatoo* 
:t Du For Boys 
Florenz Troupe 
LI by ft Barton 
MUSIC HALL (ubo) 
Belle Storey 
Chick Sales 
Kalmer ft Brown 
Remple Sisters 
Sylvia Loyal ft Pleriot 
Allan Brooks Co 
Harry Lazalus 
Chan Thompson 
Coney Inland* .>'. V. 
HENDERSON'S (ubo) 
Montgomery A Moore 
Rooney A Bent 
Ben Welch 
Carleton Bros 
Hopkins Sis 
Louis Stone 
Murphy A Kearney 
(One to fill) 

Kodunvay Beach 

MORRISON'S (Ubo) 
Belle Blanche 
Billy McDermott 
Klutlng's Animals 
Ryan A Lee 
Marie A hilly Hart 
Walthour Trio 
Ruth Royr 

"Telephone Tangle'' 

Brooklyn 

FULTON (loew) 
Medlln Clarke A T 
Morris ft Ueasley 
Billy K Wells 
Win Edmonds Co 
Margaret Farrell 
Lea Cassados 

2d half 
Dixon & Dixon 
DeHaven His ft Nke 

5 MuBketeers 
John Delmore Co 
Klein Bros 
Cycling McNutts 

SHUBERT (loew ) 
Caultteld ft Driver 
Meredith ft Snoozer 
Princeton ft Yalo 
Klein Bros 
I 'incini? Kennedvs 
(<mc to fill) 

1M half 
Sylphonoa 
Margaret Fnrroll 
"The Tamer" 
Senator Murphv 
Frod St On K r*Co 
(">ne to fllh 

EBBETT'S FIELD 
( loew ) 
Cycling McNutts 



Reddlngton A Orant 
3 Zecbs 

Qlendale Troupe 
('has Ledegar 
2d half 
:t Milton Bros 
Balton Troupe 



Edmond Hayes Co 
Mile Asorla Co 
Joe Whitehead 
Wright ft Dietrich 
Chester Kingston 

McVICKER'S (Jls) 
Lone hurt Murphy 



Morris Houghton ft M Globe of Death 



(Two to All) 
LIBERTY (loew) 

Field Bros 

Jean Southern 

McKenna's Minstrels 

2 Clarke 

'One to fill) 

2d half 

Oladys Wilbur 

Williams A 'Dixon 

Wlfey 

O'Neill ft Dixon 

Nip ft Tuck 
COLUMBIA (loew) 

Sylphonoa 

Wlfey 

Frank Rogers 

Flnlay ft Burke 

(One to fill) 

2d half 

Les Cassados 

Harry Thomson 

Fennell ft Tyson 

Dancing Kennedys 

(One to fill) 

BIJOU (loew) 

Jack Strauss 

"School Days" 

Avellng ft Lloyd 

Landry Bros 

(Two to fill) 

2d half 

Mack A Carson 

Bobker's Arabs 

Lelghton A Robinson - 

Wm Edmonds O© 

Mae Francis 

(Two to fill) 

Rlrwttnskam 
LYRIC (ubo) 

Nat Wills 

"Eloping" 

Lieut Eldrldge 

Jarvls A Harrison 

Wilton Bros 

(Others to fill) 
Ronton 
KEITH'S (Ubc) 

Morden A Shannon 

Red ford A Winchester 

Leffel Trio 

H rooks A Bowen 
Zed a A Hoot 

Lydel Rogers A L 

Rlegs ft Wltchie 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Knapp ft Cornelia 
Jordan ft Dougherty 
4 AtoIIob 
"Magpie A Jay" 
Wolgss A Girlie 

(Three to nil) 
2d half 
Floyd Mack 
Armstrong A Ford 
Mrs Louis James Co 
Marie Russell 
Ed Zoeller » 
(Three to nil) 

ST JAMES (loew) 
Floyd Mack 
Armstrong A Ford 
Mrs Louis James Co 
Marie Russell 
Ed Zoeller 3 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Jordan A Dougherty 
4 A vol 1 os 
"Magpie ft Js*v"' 
WoIk.th ft CI rile 
(Two to nil) 
Rn((f 
EMPRESS (sc) 
Espey A Paul 
Ralton A La Tour 
"The Criminal" 
Burton A Lerner 
Tnckson Family 
Calvar* 
LYRTC (mi 
Lucille Mulhall Co 
"Dolly's Dolls- 
Paris Green 
Reed 81nters 
Vanfleld 

rwrmto 

MAJESTTC (orph) 
Lillian Shiw 
Adelo's Lions 



Williams A Culver 
Walter McCullough Co 
Lang ft Coulter 
3 Livingstons 
Bob Hall 
Webb's Seals 

COLONIAL (jls) 
Rob Stanley 
Jack Case 
Unada & Irving 
Stross ft Becker 
Jlmmie Barry 
Maye ft Addis 
2d half 
Rlcknell ft Gibney 
TransHeld Sis ft C 
Godfrey ft Washburn 
('apt Sigsbee 
Thompson Cooper ft T 
Kanthe Bros 

WHITE CITY (Jls) 
Rathskellar Cafe 
Louis Boris 
(Others to nil) 

WHITE CITY (Jls) 
Blake's Circus 
Carlos ft Fielding 
Beatrice Sweeney Co 
Lortle Alexander ft G 
Apollo Trio 

SCHINDLERS (Jls) 
Kantbe Bros 

2d half 
Sauls 6 Rockwood 

Denver 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Berry ft Berry 
"Whittler's Boy" 
David Walters Co 
Morrl*8ey ft Hackett 
The Plcchianis 

Detroit 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
J C Nugent Co 
M "Waters ft Tyson 
Woods ft Woods Trio 
The Grazers 
Minstrel Four 
Georgette 
(Others to nil) 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Dick Crollus Co 
Brown's Orchestra 
D'Alblnl Co 
Dave Wellington 
Rarnett A Jayne 
Harry Rose 
Minnie Harrison 
Curtis A Levan 

Rdamomtoa. ran. 

PANTAGES (m) 
'Seminary Girls" 
Wlllard Hutchinson Co 
James Brorkman 
Antrim A Vale 
4 Soils Brothers 

Fall River. Mass. 

ACADEMY (loew) 
Arthur Rls:by 
Klass A Bernle 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Cabaret Trio 
Knapp ft Cornelia 
(One to nil) 
Grand Rapid*. viirH 

RAMNA PK (ubo) 
Olcott Cbas 
viill«»r A Stnnley. 
Mareena ft Delton 
De Serrls ft Co 
Wheeler ft Wilson 
(Others to nil) 

Grea« Pall*. Mlrh. 

PANTAGES (m) 
"The Lion's Bride" 
Chas Carter 
Hallen A Burt 
Eddie Howard Co 
Nadje 

Hohoken. \. j. 
LYRTC (loew) 
Oladys Wilbur 
Williams ft Dixon 
Lei Kh ton ft Robinson 
Maxlnoff Troupe 
(One to nil) 

2d hslf 



Matthews ft Alshnyne Virginia LaPearl 



Franks ft George 
Morris ft Beasley 
Harry Wardell 
Chas Ledegar 

Kanaaa City 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Ryan Bros 
"Mein Liebschen" 
Al Herman 
Parisian Harmony 
Girls 

L«»m AniceleM 

ORPHEUM 
Valeska Suratt Co 
DeLeon ft Davies 
Kajiyama 

Bronson ft Baldwin 
Hill ft Whlttaker 
Jas H Cullen 
McMahon Diamond C 
(One to nil) 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Two Georges 
Mary Gray 
Tom Nnwn Co 
Rathskeller Trio 
Onaip 

PANTAGES (m) 
"The Truth" 
Clayton ft Lennle 
Bob Finley ft Girls 
Cycling Brunhettes 
Five Garjonis 

I<onlsvllle 

FOUNTAINE PK 
(ubo) 
Lucas Jlmmie 
Havlland A Thornton 
La Belle OteriU 
Barrows A Milo 
(Others to fill) 

Measwlitn 
EAST END PK (ubo) 
Beaumont A Arnold 
Imhoff Conn A Co 
Two Salraggls 
(Others to fill) 

Mlnnenpolla 

UNIQUE (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
"Fun In the Baths" 
Dick De Lorls 
Wanser A Palmer 
Burtln. Hahn A C 
"Winning Widows" 

Mnntrrnl 

SOHMER PK (ubo) 
Vandinoff A Louie 
Ravno's Dogs 
Rolandow Bros 
C"rtptn De Gasgone 
(Others to nil) 
New Roeaelle, N. \ . 

LOEW 
Franks ft George 
Plsano ft Bingham 
4 Koners Bros 
2d half 
Busse's Dogs 
O rover ft Richards 
Billy K Wells 
Oakland 
ORPHEUM 
Laddie Cliff 
Homer Miles Co 
Dainty Maria 
Ambler Bros 
Will A Kemp 
Rellow 
(Two to (111) 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
"Slums of Paris" 
Kumry Bush A R 
Geo Wilson 
Romano A Carml 
De Vltt A De Vltt 
Omlen, Utah 
ORPHEUM (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Three Newmans 
Kammerer A Howland 
Clem Be v Ins Co 
Coakland McBrlde A M 
Robinson's Elephants 
Pallaade Park, \ J. 

LOEW 
Ricardo 

Rice Elmer A Tom 
Dollar Troupe 
Great Holden 

Philadelphia 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Ahearn Troupe 
Les Junts 
Alexander Kids 
Belle A Jones 
01 Ire Briscoe 
Fred Woodward Co 
Booth by A Everdeen 
(One to fill) 

Portland. Ore. 

ORPHEUM 
Trlxle Frlganza 
Clark A Verdi 
Melody Maids A Man 
Ray Conlln 
Paul La Croix 
(Others to nil) 

EMPRESS (so 
The Todd-Nards 



Ronalr A Ward 
Minstrel Kiddies 
Savoy A Brennen 
Three Harbys 

PANTAGES (m) 
Harry Girard A Co 
Basy Russian Troupe 
Harry Jolson 
Orpheus Comedy 4 
Woodward's Dogs 

Sacramento 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sin Mat) 
Three Falcxns 
Moscrop Sitters 
Hallen A Filler 
Dick Lynch 
More Sin Agaln't" 

Salt Lake 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Thurs Mat) 
Great Johnson 
Bijou Russell 
Porter J. Vhite Co 
Demarest a Doll 
Ellis Newlin Co 

San Dleico 

PANTAGES (m) 
Ethel Davit Co 
Martha Rusell Co 
Mulligan A Sykes 
Dotson A Gordon 
De Armo 

San Famelaeo 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sin Mat) 

"Beauty SMn Deep" 

Yvette 

Kramer A Morton 

Yule Munir Co 

Henry Lews 

Doris Wllsn Co 

Gardiner Trio 

"Wronged irom Start" 
EMPRE5S (sc) 

Scheck D'Arvllle ft D 

Marie Stodtard 

John T Do»le Co 

Frank Monell 

Torelll's Ctcus 
PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sin Mat) 

"The Masqieraders" 

Daisy Harourt 

Mae Erwocd Co 

Davis 

Salt Bush 1111 Co 
St. IouIn. 
FOREST !»K (ubo) 

Darrell 6 Conway 

Vlnle Bailer 

Carlos Broi 

Boland ft Ioltz 

White ft Jison 

(Others to nil) 

St. Paul 

EMPRBSS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Jetec ft Rogers 
Billy Inmin Co 
Axel Chrlttensen 
Wm Morrow Co 
Nine Crazy Kids 

Seattle 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Rosalre ft Prevost 
Armstrong ft Manley 
Ross Fenton Players 
Kitty Flynn 
Majestic Musical 4 
PANTAGES (m) 
Chas Rellly Co 
Olive Briscoe 
Delmore ft Lee 
Belle ft Jones 
Fred Woodward Co 

Spokane 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Paul Stephens 

McDermott A Wallace 

Gertie Carlisle Co 

Walter Brower 

Mlnetti A Sldelli 
PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Jessie Shirley Co 

Julie Ring Co 

May A Kllduff 

Louise De Foggi 

3 Flying Kays 

Toronto 

YONGE ST (loew) 
Grey A Peters 
Shrlner A Richards 
Dora Dean* Co 
Eva Prout 
Geo Richards Co 
Dave Ferguson 
Lawrence C "sne Co 
(One to fill* 

Taconin 
EMPRESS (sc) 
Cavana Duo 
Sara Ash 
Byron A Langdon 
Joe Cook 
Kinkald KIIMei 

PANTAOrlS (m) 
Mln ft Napoleon 
Gallerlnl 4 
Barnes ft Bi rron 
Galloway A Roberta 
Alpha Troupe 



Vancouver, B. ('. 

ORPHEUM (sc) 
La Deodima 
Sans ft Sans 
Wm Lampe ft Co 
Tom Waters 
Malvern Comiques 

PANTAGES (m) 
Imperial Opera Co 
Mai ill- De Long 
Godfrey ft Henderson 
Amedio 
The Gibsons 

Victoria. II. V. 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Belle Isle Co" 
Jewell's Manikins 
American Newsboy 4 
Cooper ft Ricardo 
Standard Brothers 

Winnipeg. Can. 
EMPRESS (SC) 
The Valdos 
Les Copeland 
Murry Livingston Co 
Stewart ft Hall 
Bitch Bros 



PANTAGES (m) 
"Moore's Fair Coeds" 
Bohemian Quintette 
Kltner Hayes ft M 
Chase ft La Tour 
Heras ft Preston 

Parks 

ALCAZAR D'ETE 
Mansuelle 
Kussy's Dogs 
Princess Marfa 
Palmers Trio 
Bertha Sylvain 
Max Roge 
Marly 
Paul Hette 
Mentis Sinoel 
Yvahne Gilbert 
Mama Duteyx 
Monray 

FOLIES BERGERE 
Revue 

Howland ft Leach 
Cherry Hill A C 
Little Miss June 
Mado Minty 
Tramel ftc 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK. 

NEW YORK. 

"A PAIR OF SIXES'— Longacre (16th we k) 
"KITTY MacKAY"— Comedy (26th week). 
"POTASH AND PERLMUTTER"— Cohan (i th 

week) . 
ZIEGFELD'S "FOLLIES "—New Amster.inm 

(6th week). 
"THE PASSING SHOW"— Winter Garden (">th 

"THE DUMMY"— Hudson (13th week). 
"TOO MANY COOKS"— Wth Street. 



CHICAGO. 

"WHIRL OF THE WORLD" -Cohan's (Ath 

week ) . 
"DADDY LONO-LEOS"— Power's (20th week) 
"PEG O' MY HEART"— Garrlck (3d week). 
"THE ELOPERS "—Comedy (2d week). 



-Aldwych (June 



LONDON. 

"ADELE"— Gaiety. 

"A HERITAGE OF HATE'"- 

27). 

"AN IDEAL HUSBAND"— St. James's. 
"A SCRAP OF PAPER'— criterion. 
"AS IT USED TO BE"— Little. 
"BELLE OF NEW YORK"— Lyceum. 
"DRIVEN "— Haymarket. 
"GRUMPY"— New. 
"KISMET"— Globe. 

"LAND OF PROMISE"— Duke of York's. 
"MAM'SELLE TRALALA"— Lyric. 
"MR. WU "— Strand. 
"MY LADY'S DRESS"— Royalty 
"PLASTER SAINTS"— Comedy 
"POTASH ft PERLMUTTER"— Queen's. 
"PYGMA LION "—Majesty s. 
"THE BELL OF BOND STREET"— Adelphi 
"THE CINEMA STAR"— Shaftesbury. 
"THE CLEVER ONES'— Wyndhams. 
"THE DANGEROUS AGE'"— Vaudeville. 
"THE DUKE OF K1LL1CRANKIE"— Garrlck. 
"THE GREAT ADVENTURE "— Klngsway 
"THE MARRIAGE MARKET"— Daly's. 
"WHEN KNIGHTS WERE BOLD"— Aoollo. 



PARIS. 

"BABY MINE"— Comedle Champs Elysees 
"L'ASSAUT"— Oymnase. 
"3 MOUSQUETAIRES "— Sarah Bernhardt. 
"MA TANTE D'HOVEFLEUR"— Varices. 
"CYRANO DE BERGERAC"— Porte St. Mj r- 

tln. 
"JOSE PAS"— Palais Royal. 
"BELL AVENTURE"— Vaudeville. 
"HOMME RICHE"— Renaissance. 
"L'EPERVI ER "— Ambigu. 
"LA SAUVAOEONNE "— BoufTes. 
"WALTZ DREAM"— Apollo. 
"LA POUPEE"— Oalte. 
"NOUVELLE IDOLE "— Com. Franrnise. 
"JENE TROMPE PAS MON MARI"— Atbe- 

n6e. 
"SUPPLICE DE TANTALE"— Antolne. 
"LES AOITES"— Michel. 
Revues at Folles Bergere. OlympJa. Albamtra. 

Clgale, Marlgny. Moulin Rouge. Ba-Ta- 

Clan, Femlna, Ambassadeurs. 



Picture Scene Caused Death. 

Chicago, July 1. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Davidson died from 

heart disease after witnessing a thrill- 
ing battle between cowboys and In- 
dians on a film in a picture theater at 
4051 West Madison street last Sun 
day night. In the most exciting pai* 
of the picture the woman threw r.p 
her hands and uttered a shriek. She 
then fell back unconscious and di«*«l 
shortly afterwards. A panic was na.- 
rowly averted. 



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17 



PALACE. 

(Continued from Pai« 15.) 
men, and Adelaide and Hughes. If 
Adelaide and Hughes will ever con- 
clude they just won't sing, but keep on 
dancing, they are- going to acquire 
more fame than those voices will per- 
mit coming to them. They followed 
Miss Sawyer and her men because Miss 
Sawyer could not follow Adelaide. 
That may hurt Joan's professional 
dancing pride, but it's the truth. 

Nigel Barrie has replaced Lewis 
Sloden as Miss Sawyer's principal 
dancing partner. He is a decided im- 
provement, firstly because he is taller 
than Sloden was, and is ever so much 
a better dancer. He did the Aeroplane 
Waltz very nicely. Benne Dixon just 
danced once, "In the Shadows," the 
fancy thing that now opens the turn. 

Please don't forget to mention that 
Adelaide and Hughes are doing their 
dances without a colored orchestra, 
using the house musicians. Wonder- 
ful how they do it, too, but still they 
do, which recalls a letter from London 
this week that said Jack Jarrott, Louise 
Alexander and their colored band were 
offered $150 a week by an English 
music hall manager. — 

Besides the holdovers, a return hap- 
pened in the presence of Montgomery 
and Moore. They had a soft spot, one 
before intermission, and it looked as 
though they had selected it themselves, 
for their proper place on the bill was 
next to closing, where Ruth Roye 
again tarries in her third week. The 
M. & M. turn did all they could have 
wished for, and in the audience one 
could hear "Clever girl, that," referring 
to Florence Moore, who, if she is 
clever, will stop using Frank Tinney's 
line, also another belonging to Belle 
Ashlyn, and take the Mark Murphy 
hitch in her voice out of the act. Miss 
Moore can put it over too easily in 
vaudeville to need anyone's material 
hut her own. 

Another act on the program that 
could settle a lot of disputed points 
over "stuff" is Bert Wheeler and Co. 
in "Fun on the Boulevard." They 
opened the bill and bring laughs 
through mechanical effects and props. 
The turn starts with an auto entrance 
not unlike the Langdons and the title 
is quite similar to the Langdons' also. 
Among the "tricks" handled by 
Wheeler is the three balls, one rubber, 
bounding on the head. That's a pretty 
eld boy for a big time act to be 
trucking about in these days. Wheeler 
has a fair comedy turn of its sort that 
seems to be a juggling one, then goes 
into anything, but, like all acts where 
mechanical apparatus is employed for 
comedy, the routine appears to run on 
a schedule and the fun loses spontan- 
eity through that. 

"No. 2" was Fred Kornan (New 
Acts), a whistler who looked odd on 
a Palace bill. He opened under a red 
spotlight. 

Al Von Tilzer's "Honey Girls" were 
next. They don't appear as sweet as the 
title. There are three blondes and 
three brunets in the line-up, with the 
principal girl having a voice that 
doesn't carry well. The comedian who 
is doing less of an imitation of Harry 
Fox than formerly is using "olive oil," 
and there is the burlesque scene of the 
"bell ringing." this taking place in a 



telephone booth. Nice for refined vau- 
deville, and some comedy for a $1.50 
audience. The act needs several 
things, but principally singing voices. 

Willie Weston, -with Maury Abra- 
hams at the piano, opened after inter- 
mission. Mr. Weston got over. ' He's 
a good entertainer, but his "burlesque 
drama" smacks somewhat of Willie 
Howard's "Thomashefsky" bit, at least 
in idea. Miss Roye isn't as well suited 
with songs this week. It's songs with 
this girl. She proved that in her first 
two numbers Tuesday night. Given a 
crack comic lyric and with an inclina- 
tion to "mug," Miss Roye will send it 
over, but the song must be there. 

Myrtle and Jimmie Dunedin closed 
the" show. Sime. 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

Business very good Monday night. 
"The Country Store" is in full sway 
again, and that was the cause of the 
rush on the box office. 

For the crowd that assembled in 
the hope of winning a coal scuttle or a 
cake of soap the show hit it just right. 
Plenty of the rough comedy. Any- 
thing that bordered on the classic or 
artistic or sounded the least bit strange 
was wasted Monday night. Anything 
of the ribald sort or slapstick calibre 
proved a knockout, and several acts 
coming tinder this head were in their 
element. 

It was after 11 o'clock before the 
weekly was shown, and this edition of 
the animated was greatly disappoint- 
ing. The Hearst Selig will have to 
come stronger than this one if they 
expect to keep abreast of the times and 
hold their exhibitors. 

Thiessen's Dogs started the show off 
nicely. Those canine fox terriers work 
splendidly under the man's direction, 
and one dog in particular, doing clown 
stuff, became a big favorite. McGin- 
nis Brothers are good dancers, slightly 
off on the voice thing and with one 
of the boys trying to talk when so 
short of wind few could understand 
what he said. The poor imitation of 
the wah-wah song could just as well 
be omitted. The McGinnises are 
strong on dancing, and dancing alone 
they should strive to please. 

Jessie Morris and Jack Beasley did 
more with their close harmony than 
anything else. Miss Morris appeared 
to be suffering with a cold, as her 
,: talk" at times could hardly be heard 
on the Roof. She also faced the audi- 
ence when carrying on a flirtation dia- 
log with her partner. The act has 
changed little from last season. Beas- 
ley had a new checkerboard hat and 
wore it most of the time. The action 
was supposed to take place in a mani- 
curing corner or "set" with Miss Mani- 
cure dressed rather tangoish and with 
no hat or parasol, yet Jack took it 
upon himself to keep his soft hat on. 

The program read Sisters DeHaven 
and Nice but only the "sisters" ap- 
peared. They sang and danced and 
on the closing number one of the "sis- 
ters" almost toppled over. As this 
member of the team may be taking on 
some additional flesh, it might be well 
for her to look up some of Ella Wheel- 
er Wilcox's "How to Reduce" hints. 
The man, formerly with the "sisters," 
was missed as he was the hardest 
working member of the erstwhile trio. 



As a dancing duo, the DeHaven Sis- 
ters will past in the pop houses. 

The Hippodrome .Four, reeling off 
any number of barber shop chords and 
dishing up the old comedy routine stfen 
in the numerous "school room" acts 
that have deluged the pop theatres for 
many seasons, had the stuff the audi- 
ence was waiting for. The noise, stage 
bustle and intermittent swat of the 
slapstick got the results. The inter- 
mission brought a welcome relief to 
the regulars. 

Eva Prout, who is about the neatest, 
daintiest little "single" that has debut- 
ted hereabouts in many moons, pleased 
immensely, although her opening num- 
bers were "over their heads." Miss 
Prout is a good dresser and wears be- 
comingly tasteful outfits. If the male 
impersonation is supposed to be that 
of Kathleen Clifford, it's the closest 
Miss Clifford will see for a long time. 
There's little doubt that Miss Prout 
has been watching Kathleen as she 
follows her style all the way. Kitty 
Francis and her 14 choristers filled up 
the stage and in evening gowns gave 
the bill a touch of color that impressed. 
It's a return date for Kitty and her 
manner of Irish clowning found a 
hearty response. Fay and Minn (New 
Acts) were followed by the Les Casa- 
dos (New Acts) who closed. Mark. 



GREELEY SQUARE. 

For a theatre that does not seem to 
have a regular clientele but relies most- 
ly on shoppers who have an hour to 
spare, this house seems to fill up every 
few minutes, even if it is in summer. 
The bill the first half was rather on 
the hot weather scale of small time 
vaudeville but having a couple of 
bright spots in it that drove away the 
cares. 

The turns were mostly in twos, al- 
though there were two trios. Of ths 
duos the credit must be given to the 
Melnotte Twins. These two girls got 
the house from the start and with the 
closing number made a great finish. 
The two girls have class all over. 
Their clothes look wonderfully neat 
and clean considering the weather. 
Another girl receiving applause was 
Lillian Doherty, who with Bert 
Jordan have framed a clever little 
two-act with the "nut stuff" coming 
to the foreground. This girl has ac- 
quired some clothes that look right. 
Making three changes she appears to 
best advantage in a pink dancing frock, 
in which she does some fairly good 
dancing, though her partner can dance 
also. Jordan is a natural "nut" but 
too much of it is tiring. They were 
well received, the people feeling loath 
lo let them go. 

Two boys, Stravettes and Strassner, 
with musical ability, pleased those that 
like this entertainment. These two 
look very much the same as a pair at 
the Fox houses some time ago under 
the name of Mack and Carson. The 
two have chosen names now that fit 
their appearance better than the for- 
mer. The old-time "Magpie and the 
Jay" sketch still continues to be a laugh 
getter. The girl has slang which seems 
to be second nature to her. The rube 
comedy .has a great many admirers in 
New York. It may remind them of 
the old home town. 

When there is a show without two 



boys with evening dress with jet but- 
tons it will be a sad day for the girlies. 
Monday they were O'Neil and Dixon, 
who had the "second spot" They 
looked well kept in the above-men- 
tioned garments. One boy tries for 
some comedy at the finish that re- 
sembles the work of William Rockwell 
of Rockwell and Wood. The singing 
is to the credit of the two. Their first 
song is melodious, but the words are 
still a mystery. 

The Ed Zoeller Trio did their usual 
ground tumbling, closing with the fall- 
ing tables. The man that does the 
"souse" does not seem to get much 
recognition for his work, the other 
two (especially the boy in the blue 
suit) do very well. Gallando opened. 

Billy K. Wells, in. his political mon- 
olog, gathered a number of laughs, 
especially those not familiar with the 
late Cliff Gordon. The talk is very 
old in a number of spots, many of the 
gags having been released years ago. 
Wells was the laughing hit of the bill. 



23D STREET. 

Business was off Monday night, al- 
though the weather was rather cool 
and agreeable. The bill the first half 
was a vast improvement on the one 
seen last week. It ran at a good even 
clip that seemed to satisfy the few 
who were there. 

The old ebony piano did its share, 
and the overworked prop might be 
given a rest. Three consecutive acts 
used the poor thing, each pounding 
out a goodly quantity of melody from 
it. Dollman and Neville (New Acts) 
started the war on the ivories and 
were followed by Fidler and Shelton, 
who made a big impression. The col- 
ored fellow who doubles as a Chinee 
and straight has as comical a face as 
one wants to see. His various imita- 
tions and facial expressions went very 
big. ' The coat-tails on the other fel- 
low's dress suit are extremely long 
giving a rather uneven appearance 
that could be easily rectified, other- 
wise his appearance is tip-top. 

The Scotch Musical Lassies next to 
closing were given a hearty reception 
for their work on the brasses and 
other musical instruments. Dave Kind- 
ler whistled away the fourth spot most 
pleasantly, his high notes causing the 
people to wonder if he was using a 
whistle. A white suit makes a good 
summer costume for him. 

With their rather far-fetched sketch 
Leroy and Harvey found the sledding 
rather hard. The girl gathered a few 
laughs from the women with her com- 
edy in preparing dinner but on the 
whole it was not very amusing. The 
setting used is rather novel but there 
must be something else to put a cou- 
ple over, even on the small time. Rose 
De Young, a blonde soubrette with a 
small time voice, warbled away for a 
few minutes and then retired. She 
v/as hardly noticed by the audience. 
The songs have not been well chosen 
and the "Smother Me With Kisses" 
ought to be dropped at once. The 
others, all published, were not bril- 
liantly executed. 

Jessie H. Sullivan with the usual 
underwater routine closed the show. 
The writing numbers on the slate fits 
nicely. Mareena. Navarro and Ma- 
reena opened. 



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VARIETY 



SUMMER SEASON NOT GOOD 

FOR ROAD PICTURE SHOWS 



Agents Returning to Broadway Say There la no Money in 

the Wild and Woolly. Only "Sensationals" Wanted 

in Country. Not Many Picture Road Shows 

Likely Out Next Season. "Talkers" Will 

Be There. 



According to several agents who 
have returned to Broadway after 
piloting movie features in the wild 
and wooly of the west and the jungle 

• 

lands of the south, road outfits are not 

making a cent on the summer tours 

and indications point to a poor season 

as far as these photoplay troupes are 

concerned. The agents say that about 

the only thing that will get over will 

be the "sensational stuff," and that 
there is very little of that able to 
stand the gaff of the road setbacks. 
It's the opinion of movie managers 
that there will not be as many movie 
outfits on the road next season as the 
outside world thinks and that the fea- 
tures that will get the money or havt 
any chance of "collecting" can be 
counted on the hands. 

So far road routes on tapis are be- 
ing arranged for "Brewster's Mil- 
lions" in certain territory not already 
covered by state rights' releases; 
"Neptune's Daughter," with Annette 
Kellermann featured, will probably 
have more consecutive routes than any 
of the others; "The Spoilers" (unless 
the city houses here and there are will- 
ing to pay the big price demanded for 
its exhibition); "America," which will 
probably be routed through "independ- 
ent" houses as the Shuberts are in on 
the picture; "Cabiria," and the Rainey 
Hunt pictures, both sets (1913 and 
1914). 

The Edison talkers are going out 
again, but they will likely have "oppo- 
sition" in the Webb and Harry Lauder 
"talkeis" which have been brought out 
since the Edison pictures were first in- 
troduced. 

The Mutual may send out some of 
its big features, but it got a dose on 
its "Gangsters" and others previously 
sent out. 

The Universal is not expected to 
have any road picture shows out, yet it 
will "be in" on the Kellermann picture. 
Lyman J. Howe and some of the usual 
picture companies will make their an- 
nual excursions on the road. 

Historical pictures and the like as 
single exhibitions do not seem ablv 
to hit it up right at the box-office and 
the road exhibitors arc going to fight 
shy of them for some time to come. 
Biblical pictures may make it go in 
some quarters, but the old "Passion 
Play" appears to have taken all the 
edge off of any of the later Bible 
photoplays. 



STRAND PLAYING F. P.'S. 

The Strand theatre plays its first 

Famous Players feature commencing 

Sunday, when Mary Pickford in "The 

Eagle's Mate" will be thrown upon the 



sheet for the first time in New York. 

The Strand has the first run Famous 
Players' privilege for New York City 
and will probably present all the big 
film maker's releases. 

It was said but recently the Strand 
was becoming hard pressed to secure 
desirable feature film, having been 
obliged to take the best obtainable 
from the open market. The Strand 
management denies this however. 

The Loew Circuit was supposed to 
have the first run F. P. metropolitan 
privilege, also for the circuit, although 
the Loew agreement may have ex- 
pired. It is said Moss & Brill were 
the first vaudeville concern to make a 
first run contract with the F. P., and 
that likewise has probably run out. 

The Strand has held up on its un- 
usual business over the summer. The 
matinees have been light but the even- 
ings witnessed turnaways, and the 
house is reported doing over $8,000 
weekly at the present time. 



GRAFT ITEM. 

The general director of the west- 
ern branch of one of the big film 

companies, is reported in strenuous 
controversy with his employers, with 
a prospect of a voluntary or precipi- 
tated exit an imminent consequence. 

Failure of the directors' disburse- 
ment accounts to agree with the com- 
pany's figures is the accounted cause 
of the friction. 



GRIFFITH BACK TO BIO. 

David Griffith is slated to return to 
the Biograph Company at the close 
of his current contract with the Mu- 
tual. 



Ludwig Erb Resigns. 

Ludwig Erb, general manager and 
important stockholder long with the 
Chrystal Films, which release through 
the Universal, has resigned. Ben 
Goetz will hereafter superintend things 
in the company's quarters in the 
Bronx. 



"Daily News" Helping Pathe. 

With the Hearst-Selig animated 
weekly film making inroads on the ter- 
ritory which was almost exclusively 
covered by the Pathe Co., the latter 
is beating the rest of the companies 
to it with a "Daily News." 

The outcome of this move on the 
part of Pathe is awaited with interest 
by the exhibitors. If successful it's al- 
most a certainty that the Hearst-Selig, 
Universal and Mutual will follow suit. 



TAKING OVER THEATRES. 

The M. Reis Circuit, now operated 
by S. Morton Cohn, of Portland Ore., 
and Joe Engel, as the chief promoters 
of the chain, is out for other theatres, 
according to report, and have acquired 
37 in all to date for picture purposes. 

The Reis Circuit passed to the Cohn- 
Engel people some time ago. Many 
bids are said to have been made by 
them of late for theatres, and the con- 
cern seems to be in the market for 
anything that passes their inspection. 

It was rumored this week the M. 
Reis Circuit would be the foundation 
of exhibition places for the output of 
several large feature picture manufac- 
turing corporations in combination to 
distribute their wares along the same 
lines as the Paramount Co. (Famous 
Players, Lasky and Bosworth). The 
new combine, it was said, would put 
out 62 features annually. No confirma- 
tion could be secured of the report, al- 
though the names of the picture cor- 
porations together with the principal 
movers of the project were mentioned 
in the rumors. 



COURT WON'T RESTRICT FILM. 

Chicago, July 1. 
A decision of widespread interest 
has been handed down in Judge Bald- 
win's court regarding "The $1,000,000 
Mystery." A theatre manager asked 
for an injunction restraining the own- 
ers from exhibiting the pictures in any 
but his house. Judge Baldwin denied 
the petition, basing his decision upon 
the widespread publicity given the pro- 
duction, stating the right to show the 
film production could not be restrained 
because of the demand of the public 
for the pictures. 



ARTHUR JAMES AT MUTUAL. 

The business relations between Phil 
Mindil and the Mutual film concern 
have been severed. Mindil had been 
in charge of the publicity branch of 
the picture corporation. 

Arthur James is the new editor of 
the Mutual Film Corporation's "Reel 
Life," Mutual film weekly and director 
of the company's general publicity. 
W H. Peckham, formerly business 
manager of "Reel^ife" is also of! the 
Mutual payroll. 



RAINEY'S HEAVY DRAW. 

The Rainey Hunt Pictures (second 
edition) at the Casino have been a 
heavy consistent draw since opening 
there a week ago Monday. Last week 
the theatre did around $6,000. Paul J. 
Rainey sailed for the other side last 
Saturday. 

The Shuberts are booking the Rainey 
feature. Lee Shubert is said to have a 
one-third interest in it. 



Gene Hodgkins and Irene Hammond 
have returned to New York after danc- 
ing all over Europe. 



ETHEL BARRYMORE FEATURE. 

Out in Yonkers they are working on 
the Ethel Barrymore feature film, "The 
Nightingale," under Augustus Thomas' 
stage direction. In this Barrymore 
film will also be seen Charles Steven- 
son, George Andrews, William Coiirt- 
leigh. Jr.. and Conway Tearle. 

The picture is to be released early in 
August. Miss Barrymore enacts the 
role of a young Italian girl who be- 
comes the protege of a famous musical 
star. 



COAST PICTURE NEWS. 

By GUY PRICE. 

Wallace Reed and Dorothy Davenport, are 
contemplating doing team work In near future. 

Marie Dressier, recently Injured at Venice, 
has about recovered. The Keystone company 
has finished Miss Dressler's picture, 15 reels. 
Three stars, Miss Dressier, Mabel Normand 
and Charles Chaplin were used In it. 

B. J. Le Saint (Seelig) Is working on a 
series of "Blue Flame" detective stories. 



Collon Campbell, Sellg director, la finishing 
"Hearts and Masks" by Harold McOrath. 

The Universal is producing "Damon and 
Pythias" under direction of Otis Turner. A 
Grecian village of three streets has been 
erected. 1,600 to 2,600 people are to be uaed 
in the production. The leading members of 
the cast are Wm. Worthlngton, Herbert Raw- 
llnson, Frank Lloyd, Anna Little and Cleo 
Madison. The finished picture is expected to 
be in six reels. 



J. P. McQowan and Helen Holmes have re- 
turned from a trip to Shoshone, Goldfleld, Sid- 
ing and Rhyolite. They were guests of the 
railroad company and were In search of suit- 
able locations for a Desert picture. The trip 
was made in the private car of Oeneral Man- 
ager Ryan. 

Roy Hewitt McRay, a picture actor with the 
Universal, claims distinction of being father 
of the youngest child In pictures. She Is Flor- 
ence Mary McRay, age 3 weeks, and had a part 
in picture by Jos. De Qrasse, which featured 
Warren Kerrigan. 



Normand McDonald, formerly with Eaaanay. 
in Chicago, has assumed duties of director 
with tbe Thomas Nash forces here. 

Thomas Taylor Drill's chorus of mixed 
voices was received with high favor Satur- 
day (woman's) night at the Photo Players 
Club, also the clasaical dancing of little Miss 
Knapp, a child dancer of wonderful ability. 

Albert Hale has taken the managership of 
Kalem Co., at Santa Monica, and will also 
direct. 



Thomas Santschl and Bessie <Byton of West- 
ern Sellg, are at Catalina Island for a three 
weeks stay, where they will make marine 
pictures. 

Maryland Court Garden, a vertitable picture 
cabaret, was opened to the millionaire colony 
and citizens of Pasadena, recently. It Is un- 
der the management of Palmer P. Day. 

L. K. DeWeln, Hearst-Selig man, returned 
Thursday from Mount Lassen, where he made 
pictures of the volcano In eruption, after 
camping nearby for four days awaiting the 
volcano's pleasure. 

Thelma Ray Kemp was married at San 
Francisco, June 22, to Nell Henry Geisenhoff, 
ensign U. S. N. 

Mrs. Connor Arlett Hamilton, who gained 
much publicity through her marriage to Fred- 
erick Keats Hamilton, who it Is alleged mar- 
ried again and passed worthless checks, and 
disappeared, has been asked by a Coast mo- 
tion picture concern to write a scenario of 
her marital woes, also to act In the film 
drama. 



A picture company with offices in San Fran- 
cisco, is advertising for pupils to become pic- 
ture actors. For $50 this company offers a 
course of from 4 to weeks, and a "diploma" 
when graduated. 

Jim McGrath, comedian and producer, has 
joined the Feature Film Co. at Venice, Cal. 

J. H. Ash, with the Keanograph Co. In Fris- 
co, left for Los Angeles last week to join the 
Majestic company. 

Victor Morley, a picture actor wanted In San 
Rafael for forgery, has escaped from Jail in 
Portland (Ore.), where he was serving six 
months on some other charge. 



DEATH ENDS SAD ROMANCE. 

Los Angeles, July 1. 

The death of Lawrence Converse 
yesterday came as a finale to the sad 
romance which entwined his life with 
Reatha Watson, a picture actress. 
Converse married her and then imme- 
diately disappeared. The first night 
after the wedding he spent sleeping 
under a tree. 

The investigation which followed re- 
vealed that Converse had a previous 
wife. Arrested on a bigamy charge, 
the court decided Converse was suffer- 
ing from a blow on the head received 
i;i a Mexican prison. Converse died 
after a trephining operation. 

Miss Watson is having her share of 
trouble, as the managers decline to 
engage her owning to the notoriety. 



Ron Atwcll Is attending to the publicity for 
the Broadway Rose Gardens, which opens 
July 12. 



VARIETY 



19 



COMMISSIONER BELL, CENSOR ; 

MUNICIPAL FILM ATTENTION 



Head of License Bureau Will Work in Harmony with 
National Censor Board, but Obtain His Reports 

and Act Upon Recommendations of 
Mayor's Committee. Also Intends 
Amending Present Employment 
Agency Law. 



If George H. Bell, Commissioner of 
Licenses, has his way, there is going 
to be a closer censorship of pictures, 
features and otherwise. Bell's office 
working in absolute harmony with the 
National Board of Censorship, the 
present unsatisfactory employment 
agency law will be amended providing 
the theatre men of New York assist in 
the drafting of a suggested amendment 
to the Legislature and the lurid, flam- 
ing movie posters will have to submit 
to inspection from his office. 

Mr. Bell is one of the busiest of 
Mayor Mitchel's new city officials, and 
under the head of the Commissioner of 
Licenses comes the granting of certifi- 
cates to operate to the legitimate 
houses, photoplay theatres, dance halls 
and nearly everything that hinges the 
slightest upon employment licenses. 
To get the divers departments into or- 
ganized shape Bell has moved from 
the Broadway Chambers (Broadway 
and Chambers) into one of the entire 
floors of the old New York Life An- 
nex (49 Lafayette place). 

Regarding the legitimate theatres, 
Commissioner Bell informed a Varibty' 
representative that inasmuch as most 
of the houses had gotten their licenses 
and there were practically no com- 
plaints at hand affecting them, that de- 
partment is not expected to cause any 
disturbance until next May. 

As to the present employment law 
which is giving the theatrical agent a 
chance to holler, Commissioner Bell 
expects to hold a meeting this summer 
for the purpose of receiving views 
from the men in the business whereby 
the proper measure can be constructed 
and passed. He intended to hold this 
meeting some weeks ago, but moving 
and numerous odds and ends caused a 
postponement. From time to time ap- 
pear complaints against pictures which 
are said to do more harm than good, 
and Commissioner Bell is going right 
into the thickest of argument of cen- 
sorship. It's his idea to have a com- 
mittee report on the merits of the com- 
plaints. This committee, recommend- 
ed by the Board of Aldermen, is ap- 
pointed by Commissioner Bell, who 
also has an inspector viewing the films 
at close range. 

After the committee has turned in an 
adverse opinion, and Bell's inspector 
gives his decision, the picture is no 
good for New York display, the Com- 
missioner will notify each exhibitor 
who, if he should perchance insist on 
running the film, will stand a chance of 
having his license suspended. Ac- 
cording to Bell's statement, some of 
the films of foreign make (unknown to 
the Board of Censorship) slip by and 



work their way into respectable 
houses. Recently the Commissioner 
read an article bearing the sanction of 
the White Rats and published on the 
Rats' page in Varikti" regarding 
prosecution and punishment that 
should be meted out to certain agents. 
Commissioner Bell says that he has 
given the matter a close investigation 
and says that the case does not come 
under the employment agency license 
at all, but that if the Rats produce the 
desired proof that this agent is violat- 
ing the law, action will be taken im- 
mediately against him. 

June 5, or prior to that time, the 
Commissioner expected to hear some- 
thing definite from the Rats regard- 
ing the matter, but nothing further 
had been heard. Commissioner Bell 
says his office is open at any time to 
receive complaints regarding theatrical 
agency violations, etc. 

Following up his proposed line of 
censorship of movies, Commissioner 
Bell Monday named the following to 
look over the local and foreign films 
and make the proper suggestions, etc.: 
S. S. Eldridge, of the Brooklyn Char- 
ities Society; H. H. Hart, of the Rus- 
sell Sage Foundation; Gustavus Kirby, 
a builder; Dr. Charles S. Bernheimer, 
ot the Brooklyn Neighborhoods Asso- 
ciation; Mrs. Josephine Redding, of the 
Department of Education; Mrs. Joseph 
\f Price and Mrs. R. S. Blaikie. 

Matty in a Feature Film. 
It was understood Monday a movie 
concern had gotten Christopher Mat- 
thewson, the master pitcher of the New 
York Giants, under a year's contract 
as a photoplay star. He's to be seen 
in a feature to be written by Captain 
Leslie T. Peacocke. 



MISS WILLIAMS ASKS DIVORCE. 

Los Angeles, July 1. 
Kathlyn Williams, a prominent pic- 
ture actress, who played the leads in 
"The Adventures of Kathlyn," has in- 
stituted suit for divorce against Frank 
R. Allen, charging desertion. Mrs. 
Allen asks for the custody of her nine- 
year-old son by a former marriage. 

Allen, aged 40, met Miss Williams 
when they were former members of 
the Burbank stock here. It's reported 
Miss Williams will marry a man 
closely connected with the Oliver 
tftforosco forces and a prominent mem- 
Der of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, 
whose wife is also a movie star. 



HITCHCOCK CAMERAING. 

Raymond Hitchcock, no sooner 
closes his New York engagement at 
the Astor, than he begins to carry 
out a contract he made with Lubin 
to do some feature film work for that 
concern. Hitchcock and the people 
he will use in the movie are working 
before the camera at Great Neck, L. I. 



MITTENTHALS VS. CORBETT. 

Through their counsel, Dittenhoefer, 
Gerber and James, the Mittenthal 
Bros. Film Company has served no- 
tice upon James J. Corbett that any 
attempt of the latter or anyone else 
to present a moving picture play 
based upon the drama, "The Girl and 
the Burglar," will be followed by an 
application for an injunction. 

The Mittenthals claim the copy- 
right of the production. Corbett ap- 
peared in it for a season. The Silax- 
Blache folk are filming it at their 
Fort Lee studio. 



Grace Cunard Leaves U. 

Los Angeles, July 2. 
The finishing up of the Universal's 
"Lucille Love" series at Los Angeles 
has necessarily resulted in some elim- 
inations of film folk used in the fea- 
ture. Grace Cunard has resigned from 
the studios here and is now heading 
east. 



Most Popular Picture Caption. 

The most popular caption used in 
feature films is "That Night." 



"The Prince of Pilsen," featuring 
John W. Ransone, opens early in Au- 
gust. The show plays Syracuse fair 
week (Aug. 22). 




NO PICTURES FOR GEO. M. 

George M. Cohan for pictures.'' 
Yes, everybody seems to have thought 
of it but George M. himself. At least 
half a dozen offers have been made to 
Cohan in his own pieces, but Cohan 
has flatfootedly declined all sugges- 
tions, offers and propositions to ap- 
pear before the camera. 

Among flattering offers were those 
made by George W. Lederer and Au- 
gustus Thomas for different concerns 
and it's understood several of the big 
companies in the "Licensed" made a 
bid for Cohan's appearance. One 
proposition had the salary at $50,000. 



KLEINE CLOSES CANDLER. 

The Candler on West 42nd street, 
which recently opened, has closed for 
the summer, the feature picture policy 
there not panning out as the George 
Klcine interests had anticipated. As 
a result of the failure of the Candler 
to "go over" as a movie house, Kleine 
will not lease any New York theatre 
for the exploitation of features. The 
Candler takes up a legitimate policy in 
the fall. 

Hereafter the Kleine pictures will 
go to the regular movie houses, and 
it's almost a certainty that there will 
be no road outfits of his playing the 
legits next season. 



"JUNGLE" OUT AT WEBER'S. 

"The Jungle" left Weber's theatre 
last Sunday night, after a stay of seven 
* days there, during which the feature 
film played to around $250 gross. 

Weber's is now "dark," and it is 
unlikely another picture will play there 
during the summer. 

"Little Lord Fauntelroy" has also 
decamped from the Lyric. 



REPUBLIC'S "SUNDAYS." 

The Republic, A. H. Woods' theatre 
on 42d street, which is to open in 
the early fall with "The High Cost of 
Loving" (Lew Fields), will have its 
Sunday during the season occupied by 
moving pictures, playing at 25-50, and 
operated by Walter Rosenberg, who 
has agreed with Woods to split the 
gross receipts of that day each week. 



Movie Man with Bogus Checks. 

Cincinnati, July 1. 
Warrants are out for the arrest of 
James Carragien, charged with passing 
fraudulent checks for $325 on T. A. 
Nolan, local picture supply dealer. 
Carragien came here from St. Louis, 
the impression going round that he 
had bought a movie here. His where- 
abouts are unknown. The police say 
he never bought the theatre. 



MARY PICKFORD IN "THE EAGLE'S MATE." 
A scene taken from the forthcoming FAMOUS PLAYERS production of "THE EACiLE'S 
MATE" with MARY PICKFORD. 



12,000 Feet of Wild Northern Animals. 

Edmonton, Can., July 1. 

Maurice Blache, formerly with Gau- 
niont, who has been in the north for 
seme time making feature animal films, 
returned last week. 

Blache and A. J. Aylesworth, man- 
ager of a new company, with head- 
quarters here, secured some 12,000 feet 
of film, showing various wild animals 
iv. their haunts. 

Forty pack horses and an equal 
number of packers and guides were re- 
quired for the trip. 



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VARIETY 




Alex. O. Held, the former Uayonne stock 
director, who was severely Injured on Staten 
Island in a picture accident, will recover. He 
was badly bruised Internally and Buffered a 
fracture of blB arm. 



Anna Louxblln and ber husband, G. Monroe, 
have left for tbelr camp In the Adirondack^ 
for a three weeks' vacation. Miss Lougblln 
has Just finished posing for "Northern Lights" 
for the Life Photo Films, which will next pro- 
duce successively "Captain Swift" and "Dor- 
othy Vernon of Haddon Hall." 

About 20 per cent of Greater New York's 
m. p. theatres have "Closed for Alterations" 
signs on their doors, due In some cases to poor 
hot weather attendance and in others to the 
new aisle and between Beats space laws of 
the building department. 

Henry Bayard, lessee of Carnegie Hall, has 
joined the business Btaff of the Peerless Film 
Features for the Summer. 



Chester Beecroft Is slated for general pub- 
licity manager for the new David Horsley film 
plant at Bayonne, N. J. 

Mrs. Flske is considering an offer of $30,000 
for her appearance In and the film rights 
thereto of "Salvation Nell," made by the 
Tbanhouser. 



The Standard Film Co. has C. J. Hite be- 
hind It and Bangs, the photographer, as its art 
director. They will film plays and stars, start- 
ing with Chauncey Olcott and his Irish ro- 
mances. 



John C. Freuler has gone to Europe. 

Frank Woods, scenario editor for the Mutual 
Film Corporation, says the next Griffith feature 
to be staged will be Edgar Allen Poe's "The 
Tell Tale Heart." 



Jones LI nick & Schaefer have renewed their 
contract with the Imperial Motion Picture Co. 
to take the firm's next ten releases. 



In the "By Power of Attorney" feature 
("Savola") Adrlana Coatamagna, there 1b a 
scene with a leopard which when taken al- 
most resulted in a fatality, Adrlana barely es- 
caping serious injury when the animal leaped 
toward her. 



Clifford Bruce will not be seen in stock 
this fall as he has planned to work all winter 
for the Pathe stock on the Jersey shores. 

With the advent of hot weather the Garden 
Annex of the Screen Club has become exceed- 
ingly poular with the members. 

Manager Stevenson, of the Regent, has 
made a number of changes at the 110th 8treet 
house. The stage setting is now all to the 
Japanosy and gives the house quite a summer- 
ish interior. 



The new Manhattan at 108th and Manhat- 
tan avenue, with Its Roof Garden as a sum- 
mer attraction, has put quite a crimp In the 
Alrdome's business across the street. The 
Manhattan is offering more independent spe- 
cials than It did heretofore. Business has 
picked up since the opening. 

Edna Mayo is with a Pathe company. She 
was last in "Help Wanted." 

Burton Holmes' "Travelettes" will open at 
the Studebaker. Chicago, July 6, for five weeks. 
They will open at the Wilson avenue, July 
IB, In St. Louis, July 20, and In Milwaukee, 
July 27. 

George L. Cox has been made general man- 
ager of the Advance Motion Picture Co. In 
Chicago. Mr. Cox began the picture business 
as an actor before the camera. Later he took 
to writing scenario*, and recently has written 
concerning the picture business on technical 
Hubjects. 

The Chicago Herald (formerly the Record- 
Herald) has gone In for the picture thing 
heavily and Is now making local reels for 
home consumption, taking up news matters in 
picture form. 

The ordinance Introduced recently in the 
Chicago city council for "adults only" pic- 
tures has been advanced. The sub-commit- 
tee having the matter In charge recommends 
that only those 21 years of age bo allowed 
to witness these pictures. 

Arthur Levey, formerly connected with the 
Marcus Loew office, has entered the employ 
of the James M< Knnrry Syndicate. His first 
:.r.p|gnment was the management of the fea- 
ture, "Little Lord Fauntleroy." at the Lyric 



A new film corporation coming Into exist- 
once, to be known as the University, has the 
Universal bunch worried. There Is such a 
similarity In the names of the movie concerns 
officials of the lntter say the sameness of com- 
pany titles Is going to cause all kirn's of con- 
fusion. Another Instance Is the Clt»Krnr»h 
Company, with the same gpelMng excepting the 
first letter, ns the Vltagraph. 

\V. W. Johnston, former publicity man for 
Warner's Features and of lute doing the press 
work for P;i?he. has been Riven some addi- 
tional duty In booming the Eclectic features. 



J. A. Hayden, formerly of the Strand the- 
ater, has been appointed film censor of the 
World Film Corporation. 



Arthur Johnson has tarted turning out the 
first serial movie story to be done by Lubln. 



The Jesse L. Lasky Comnany has been or- 
dered by the Federal Court to fulfill its agree- 
ment with tho Celebrated Players' Film Com- 
pany, as a result of the Lasky 's suit for 
$3,700 for alleged breach of contract and to 
return the print of "The Squaw man." The 
C. P. Co. was upheld by the court. 



The Duke of Manchester Is interested In tho 
new educational movie Idea as founded by the 
Rev. Dr William Carter. The idea of the 
league, as it is called, is to give pictures In 
schools and churches. 



As a hot weather opponent the Hamilton 
theater, New York, is serving light refresh- 
ments during the feature film exhibition. 



Tom Nash and Big Otto have formed a new 
movie concern which is going to deal exclu- 
sively In wild animal feature pictures. 



The Esaanay announces that the four-part 
feature, "One Wonderful Night." by Louis 
Tracy, with Francis X. Bushman starring, 
will be released July 18. Th's feature is to 
be handled by the General Film Company. 



Another Famous Players' feature, with Mary 
Pickford as the star, was released July 1. 
It was entitled "The Eagle's Mate." In five 
reels, adapted for movie presentation by Anna 
Alice Chapln. 

Another movie serial is promised, beginning 
July 28, entitled "The Trey O' Hearts," a 
modern problem story, by Louis Joseph Vance. 



When VARIETY a fortnight ago printed 
Mary Fuller was switching from the Edison 
ranks to the "Independents," the film con- 
cern attracting her away vigorously denied 
the report. Last week this same movie com- 
pany r 'offlclally announced" that M's* Fuller 
would ally her services with Its photoplay In- 
terests July 15. 

"The Great Divide." Henry Miller's former 
play, is going to hit the movies shortly as a 
feature. * 



O'Brien. Malevlnaky & Drlscoll have begun 
suit against the Mutual and Domino Film 
Companies to restrain them from u«lng a pic- 
ture now released, entitled "True Trlsh 
Hearts." An Injunction has been granted and 
accounting demanded. "True Irish Hearts" Is 
the property of the widow and child of the late 
Dan McCarthy, who wrote and starred in the 
piece for many years. 

Picturing Celebration Events. 

San Diego. July 1. 

Isadore Bernstein, general manager 
of the Universal Film Manufacturing 
Co., has secured the contract from the 
Order of Panama to film the feature 
spectacles of an unusual Independence 
Day celebration, to be held July 2-4. 

Three chief features of the program 
are reproductions of the Battle of 
Lexington, the Boston Tea Party and 
the naval engagement of the Bon 
Homme Richard and Serapis. 



PARAMOUNT'S AD CAMPAIGN. 

An advertising campaign of $300,000 
is proposed by the Paramount Co., 
which is shortly to commence the gen- 
eral distribution of the feature pictures 
released by the Famous Players, Lasky 
and Bosvvorth, Inc. The Paramount is 
now in negotiation with advertising 
agencies looking forward to the hand- 
ling and placing of the advertising 
copy. 

The Paramount is also said to have 
closed a contract for office space in a 
new building to be erected on 41st 
street by the Wurlitzer organ people. 
It will have a complete equipment for 
the film concern. 



INSTRUCTED FOR AMALGAMATION. 

'Baltimore, July 1. 

A move for the amalgamation of the" 
rival Picture Exhibitors' League of 
America and the International Picture 
Association was launched last Thurs- 
day at the second annual convention 
of the Maryland branch of the league, 
held at Bay Shore Park. The con- 
vention approved the proposed union 
and informally instructed the local 
delegates to the convention of the 
league, which meets in Dayton, July 6, 
to use every effort to effect it. 

Only two new officers were elected, 

Thomas J. Bohannon was made second 
vice-president and George P. Klein 

was made secretary. The officers re- 
elected were Marion S. Pearce, presi- 
dent; William Kalb, first vice-presi- 
dent; Guy L. Wonders, treasurer, and 
William A. Hovey, sergeant-at-arms. 
J. Howard Bennett will continue to 
carry the burden of the Maryland ex- 
hibitors in the national organization, 
as he was re-elected national vice- 
president from Maryland. He will 
represent this state at all of the meet- 
ings of the executives of the national 
league. 

Delegates to the convention at Day- 
ton elected were Marion S. Pearce, 
Harry Lewey, Harry B. Cook, William 
Fait, Jr., George List of Frederick, 
Md., and Frank H. Durkee. 



FROM REEL TO REAL LIFE. 

Chicago, July 1. 

Thomas Santschi, whose counterfeit 

presentment is one of the most vigorous 

figures in "The Spoilers," where he 

plays McNamara the mine looter, has 

jumped into the limelight in real life. 

He is the central figure in a drama in 
which his wife, Marian B. Santschi, 
also appears. The latter recites that 
she has been deserted by the hero of 
the celluloid drama, and asks that the 
courts compel him to support her under 
a separate roof. 

He is alleged to be working for the 
Selig company for $125 per week. 



REINVIGORATING 'GIRL." 

Irvin S. Cobb, the humorist and 
storywriter, has begun to turn out a 
fiction serial in which the Mutual Girl, 
Norma Phillips, is to be featured. The 
Girl picture has slumped off as far as 
general interest is concerned and Cobb 
is expected to put the film serial back 
on the popularity pedestal. 



Bill for Wooden Theatres. 

St. Louis, July 1. 
If a bill now pending in the House 
of Delegates passes, a hard blow will 
be struck at the wooden theatres in St. 
Louis, as the proposed ordinance re- 
quires all theatres built prior to 1906 
to conform to the same standards of 
public safety and fire prevention as 
buildings since erected. 



RELEASED NEXT WEEK (July 6 to July 13, inc.) 

MANUFACTURERS INDICATED BY ABBREVIATIONS, VIZ.I 



GENERAL 

Vitagraph V 

Biograpn B 

Kalem K 

Lubin L 

Pathes Pthe 

Selig S 

Edison E 

Essanay S-A 

Kleine Kl 

Mellea Mel 

Ambrotie Atnb 



EXCLUSIVE 

G. N. S. F G N 

Ramo R 

Solax Sol 

Eclectic Eel 

Lewis Pennants.. L P 

Gt. Northern G N 

Dragon D 

Itala It 

G. N. X. X..U N X X 
Blache Features.. Bl 
Luna Lu 



UNIVERSAL 

Imp I 

Gem Gem 

Bison B101 

Chrystal C 

Nestor N 

Powers P 

Eclair Eclr 

Rex Rx 

Frontier Frnt 

Victor Vic 

Gold Seal G S 

Joker I 

Universal Ik«.....U I 
Sterling Ster 



MUTUAL 

Gaumont G 

American A 

Keystone Key 

Reliance Rel 

Majestic Mai 

Tbanhouser T 

Kay-Bee K B 

Broncho Br 

Domino Dom 

Mutual M 

Princess Pr 

Komic Ko 

Beauty Be 

Apollo Apo 

Royal R 

Lion 



Ln 

Hcpworth H 

NOTE— The subject is in one reel of about 1,000 feet unless otherwise noted. 



JULY 6— MONDAY. 

MUTUAL— Cameo of the Yellowstone, 2-reel 
dr, A ; Keystone title not announced ; Our Mu- 
tual Girl, No. 25, Rel. 

GENERAL F— Eva. the Cigarette Girl, and 
The Boiler-Makers Day at Rest, split-reel 
com, B; The Weakling. 2-reel dr, K; The 
Heart and Circulation of the Blood (Biology) 
and Modes of Travel ln Japan (Manners snd 
Customs), split-reel Pathe; Reporter Jlmmle 
Intervenes, 2-rcel dr, 8; The False and the 
True, dr, V ; Her Spanish Cousin, com, E. 

UNIVERSAL— At Mexico's Mercy, w-dr. 
Vic : The Lady of the Island, 2-reel dr, I ; 
Billy's Vacation, com, Ster. 

JULY 7— TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL — Bevorah. 2-reel dr. T; The Only 
Clue, dr, MaJ ; The Other Train, dr. Be. 

GENERAL F.— Kalntucky Bill, dr, K ; Fool- 
ing Fanny's Father and While Aunty Bounced, 
split-reel com. L; A Tiger Hunt (Indo-Cblna) 
and The Ice and Snow, split-reel scenic, Pthe ; 
Algle's Sister, com, S ; The Moonstone of Fez. 
2-reel dr, V; Face to Face, dr. (seventh story 
of The Man Who Disappeared series), E; A 
Nleht With a Million, com-dr, S-A ; The 
Heirloom. 2-reel dr, Kl ; A Discolored Ro- 
mance, com, Mel. 

UNIVERSAL— Lucille Love, The Olrl of 
Mystery (Series No. 13), 2-reel dr. O S; 
Nearly a Step Mother, com, C; Me, Him and 
I, com, U I. 

JULY 8— WEDNESDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Final Reckoning. 2-reel dr. 
Br; Feast and Famine, dr, A; How Izzy 
Was 8aved, com. Rel. 

GENERAL F— A String of Pearls, 2-reel dr, 
K; The Incompetent. 2-reel dr. L; Pathes 
Weekly. No. 44. Pthe: Cnryl of the Moun- 
tains, dr, S; Doctor Smith's Baby, com, V; 
Andy Has a Toothache, com (Eighth Adven- 
ture of Andy). E; A Hoarding House Scram- 
ble, com. S-A ; The Hole in the Wall, dr. Mel. 

UNIVERSAL— A Ranch Romance, w-dr. N ; 
Bcsb. The Detectress or The Dog Watch, com 



J: Duty, 2-reel soc dr, Eclr; Universal Ani- 
mated Weekly. 

JULY 9— THURSDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Curso of Humanity, 2-reel 
dr, Dom; Keystone title not announced: Mu- 
tual Weekly No. 80. M. 

GENER/L F— A Romance of the Pueblo, dr, 

Si 1 .™. 6 . !!*- r!: reo1 (,r - L: Hearst-Sellg News 
Pictorial. No. as. S : Prosecution, dr. V ; Slip- 
pery Sllm-Diploin.it, w-com. S-A ; Good For- 
tune s Tardy Smile. Com and A Koyal Sur- 
vivor, 2-reel dr, Mel. 

UNIVERSAL The Old Rag Doll, child dr. 
I ; When Fate Disposes. 2 reel dr, Rx : Snoo- 
kees Flirtation, com, Ster. 

JULY 10— FRIDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Feud of Beaver Creek 2-reel 
d J'~r. B ' The G,rl of th e Seasons, com. Pr : 
A Wife from the Country, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL F— Rube, the Interloper, com, 
and In Old En*!and (top), split-reel. K; The 
Tribunal of Conscience, dr. L: Did She Cure 
Him .. com. S ; The Va^ea of Hymen, com, V ; 

IP. »- .. Sh . adow of Disgrace, 2-reel dr E ■ 
Mght Hawks 2-reel dr. S-A. 

UNIVERSAL -The Great Universal Mystery 
conr N : Passing the Love of Women, dr. P ■' 
A Beggar Prince of India, a- reel dr, Vic. 

JULY 11— SATURDAY. 

MUTUAL- Blue Pete's Escape. 2-reel dr 
R».i. : Ke y 8t °ne title not announced ; Mistake* 
Will Happen, com. R. 

GENER.M. F— Her Primitive Model, dr B 
;V? mp ~ Do,r,fl Trenchcrv d»\ K: How ITo Lost 
His Trousers, and Mandy's Chicken Dinner 

Dilemma 2-reel com. V : Dolly B f the H-'m 
d . r ' < Ele Yfnth page In the Active Life of Dolly 
of the Dallies). E; Broncho Billy and the 
Sheriff w-dr S-A; His Friend's Forgiveness, 
J-reel dr, Mel. 

UNIVERSAL- Love. Roses and Troupers. 
dr m B1oi Prow,ers of tbe w,,d ' --™'l nnlmal 



VARIETY 



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GERMAN1A. 

(Pictured by Savoy from the Famous Libretta 
uy i^Uigi Hk l s,u). 

Rloa Diana D'Amore 

Napoleon inmapai te rtenur taaaiauii 

Cnaries Voreui Henry Florl 

Froucrick Lowe Albert Cavallerl 

Crisogouio Jutieyn Kaoouato 

Jouu FUiilp luluiH Hector tiuccaui 

Prince Hatsfeld . .Arthur Qaraes 

Juouui i uuituu Ueril 

tins live-reel feature of the Celebrated 
Players Company, made aDroau. cou»d better 
have oeeu caiieu a ".Napoleon, " for tuts slae, 
and pmced along wltn tne other recent re- 
production* ol tne Napoleonic era, witn Its 
war<i spreading over tne European continent. 
So far, however, the "Napoleon" pictured have 
borne only on the great chlefta.n'o victories. 
"Uermania" picks out one of his defeats, the 
German War of Liberation around 1M2, thai 
came so closely after Napoleon had been 
obliged to back out of Huasia. This same 
him tnough attempts to give an outline of 
Napoleons decisive victory at Jenna around 
ItmAi and his occupation of Germany until 
eviction by the combined powers. Tis truly 
humorous that In the hopes of securing box 
office recognition with "war pictures," the 
film makers should bave so unanimously chos- 
en the world's greatest figure behind the gun, 
and a historical warrior so well known 
through common conversation, If his life and 
the history of France be not so familiar, that 
to try on the sheet at plcturizinjr. his battles 
Is little short of the ridiculous, when the 
effort Is a serious one to bring out the Im- 
mensity of the Napoleon wars, according to 
the impression held by all present-day civil- 
ised people. And this Is the trouble with 
"Germania" as it Is with all the Napoleon fea- 
tures. They "get" Napoleon and that Is all. 
hector Mazzanti in "Germaiila " 1b the con- 
ventional Nap, with his canary-like stomach 
and stooped shoulders of a photographed phy- 
sique so well known all over the earth a mere 
silhouette of Its outlines will bring forth 
"Napoleon" from any observer. The story of 
the him may be the story of the libretto as 
the program says, although "cuts" appear to 
nave been made for the American exhibition, 
such as the rape on Ricca by Vorem, this 
scene going no farther In the picture at the 
Strand this week than the initial assault on 
the beach of the highly tinted body of water. 
Jebbel is a boy who becomes a traitor to his 
country to prevent his mother dying from 
starvation, but does not succeed, for ihough 
the kid receives 1,000 crowns for revealing the 
hiding place of John Philip Palm, by the time 
he returned home with the money, his mother 
had died. Jebbel afterward is charged with 
delivering Palma and confesses, but is given 
the oportunlty of redeeming himself upon the 
battle field in the fight against the French 
forces for the salvation of Germany. Jebbel 
does this as a drummer boy, and he Is a re- 
freshing, youthful person in this continued 
scene of carnage and blood. For a film that 
Is expected to give a thrill and contains sen- 
timent of country and love, the picture brings 
tin some wholly uncalled for bits of removal 
land burial of the dead, also ghouls sacking 
the remains on the battle field. The scenes 
are especially rcpellant for the young picture 
patron and should bo eliminated. The many 
captions become a nuisance. They are neces- 
sary probably to smooth out what would be 
bewilderment otherwise, for the entire feature 
Is but a series of Incidents with the main 
theme (if that is not Napoleon) dragged in 
qow and then. For picture polntB there are 
''armies," advances, attacks, repulses and re- 

Keata, "shoot 'im at daybreak" and the blow- 
g up of a bridge that was very obstinate. 
. As a feature film, Just a feature film. "Oer- 
' mania" Is all right, and In German colonies 
: might attract by itself through the extensive 
rFatherlad" Interest prevadlng It, but as a 

Slcture attraction by Itself "G»>rrnanla" would 
ot draw in other localities, although serving 
'well enough for a mixed film bill. It Is a 
1 well-made picture, good photography in the 
•main throughout, amidst landscapes for the 
< (majority of scenes, but there was no particu- 
lar reason for importing it or exhibiting It 
jkt at the Stranu (in view of the fact of 
.'father "Napoleons" before seen over here) un- 
; less the American feature innrket Is becom- 
* lug barren or there is a stringon'y In long 
reelers on this side. Sime. 



A KINGDOM AT STAKE. 

For a foreign feature this three-reel Eclipse 
Jlcturc proves very Interesting through the 
intlre playing. The arrangement of scenes all 
ire of the rei;ular European type with the 
nysterlous stairways and castles tho big set- 
lngs. The pr ncipal character Is a child. Al- 
bough very young she Is a queen of a small 
Suronean nation. Her subjects are ill treated 
py the Prince Regent and a revolutionary 
party in formed. The little girl has a tutor 
who before coming into the roynl household 
had sworn allegiance to the cause of his suf- 
fering countrymen. He furnishes thorn with 
Secret plnnB of the palace and a raid is 
planned in which the little queen Is to be kid- 
napped. The teacher at the time the consplra- 
jtors are on their way to do the dirty work, 
feels his love for the little girl is t>o great to 
let her be the victim of n conspiracy. He In- 
forms the Regent who calls out the soldiers 
who surround and capture the plotters. They 
are condemned to death, when the tutor re- 
pents and tells his pals In- gave them the dou- 
ble cross. The Queen must sign the death 
warrants. Upon seeing the name of her teach- 
er she refuses and they are all released swear- 
ing fidelity to the Quern. The picture Is well 
worked out with the child rol«- ably filled. 
■Some parts arc rather far-fet -hed, but that Is 
expected In p'etures. The picture Is far above 
many Alms from the other side that have been 
ever-running th's country. 



The Imperial Motion Picture Co. has signed 
a year's contract which calls for a'l their re- 
leases in the states of California, Oregon and 
Washington. 



THE SPITFIRE. 

Melodramatic Farce In Four ReelB. 

Bruce Morson Carlyle Black well 

Valda Girard V iolet Merserau 

Marcus Girard Reaueld Clark 

James Ormond Lionel Adams 

Tracy Robert Cummings 

Beasiey W. R. Dunn 

Aunt Mary Lois Arnold 

Polly June Dale 

At last Carlyle Blackwell has gotten the 
first big chance to prove beyond all question 
that he can portray the leading male role In 
a photoplay feature and get away with It. 
Blackwell's work in this four-part feature 
from the Famous Players' shop makes such 
a splendid Impression that his star In feature 
photoplays is bound to shine for some time 
to come. This Is his first connection with the 
Famous Players. At the Hamilton last Fri- 
day nlgbt the picture worked the audience up 
to a frenzied state of delight and it was the 
consensus of opinion that as a dramatic movie 
feature the picture carries "the punch." In 
this feature the action mostly occurs on the 
yacht "Spitfire." There's hardly a nook or 
cranny of the boat that Isn't used. Bruce 
Morson has a run In with a gang of scheming 
burglars who are directed by one James Or- 
mond. Ormond and his co-workers steal the 
Spitfire and to It comes Morson, who follows 
the man who stole his diamonds. Said Jewels 
had been presented to him by an Arabian 
sheik for saving a child on the desert On the 
Spitfire Is Valda Girard. a regular little hu 
man spitfire and who shows an outward dis- 
like for the man whom she thinks Is a cus- 
toms Inspector after her father, as she had 
firevlously thought that her father was brlng- 
ng In some jewels not fully reported at land- 
ing, so the paper said, and therefore she be- 
came an easy prey to the Ormond gang. Mor- 
son Is subjected to all sort of embarrassment 
but good naturedlv wins out In the end. The 
boat catches fire and Morson, with the girl in 
his arms, leaps Into the sea. Of course Mor- 
son regains his Jewels and captures Valda 
but the Spitfire goes up in smoke with Or- 
mond on board, the robber chief having been 
knocked senseless by one of his pals In a fight 
to use the only life preserver at hand. There's 
a lot of keen dramatic Interest. To permit 
the robber band to work together so suspl- 
c'cuely in London without any Scotland Yard 
interruption there's a movie license that also 
allows of other points to be worked up for 
effect. The photography Is Immense. Par- 
ticularly good are some of the water scenes. 
Something out of the ordinary run of movie 
making Is shown. In Morson s room In Lon- 
don there's a long battle hand-to-hand between 
one of Ormond's gang and Morson, the only 
light used being that of the robber's lamp. 
Morson, In his pajamas, and the burglar are 
later shown after another robber has done 
sway with Morson'g jewels. The effect is 
rather hard to catch but carries the mystify- 
ing atmosphere that helps. Another dramatic 
bit Is the tossing of Morson into the water 
and his rescue by the Spitfire and later his 
tattle with Ormond when the boat's afire and 
Valda cuts loose the tled-up hero. Here Mor- 
son first tosses the girl Into the water and 
then makes a pretty dive after her. Black- 
well's work Is up to all requirements. He's 
tall, moves sprightly and athletically about 
and has a personality that stands him In good 
stead. Miss Merserau has a bully part and 
she makes the best of it. Adams makes a nice 
looking, pleasing figure of Ormond, while the 
minor roles of the burglaring bunch were 
effectively handled. Lois Arnold was a good 
Aunt Mary, while .Tune Dale had little to do 
but made a comely Polly Mark. 

HONOR oFOLD GLORY. 

"For the Honor of Old Glory or Carrying 
the Stars and Stripes Into Mexico" sounds 
like a song title, but it Is the top of a four- 
reeler put out by the World Company. A 
pure scenario story, based upon the Imagina- 
tion and with no facts to support it, the Na- 
tional Board of Censors might have ordered 
this feature back to the shelves for the honor 
of Old Glory. Old Glory and the Stars and 
Stripes in this picture are made to present a 
sorry sight. Where this film is shown abroad, 
the foreigners won't have a very decidedly 
favorable opinion of Uncle Sam's land fight 1 n - 
forces. According to the film a Mexican spy 
became a second lieutenant in a regular cav- 
alry regiment of the United States, through 
drinking wine wlth v the colonel of the regiment 
in a New York club. And again tbe same 
colonel was deceived by a forged note Into 
leading his regiment Into Mexico, into the 
hands of the enemy. And again when the 
colonel with his regiment went to the bor- 
der, he took h'; entire family with him. 
Including a daughter who Is afterward ab- 
ducted. The "entire regiment," by tbe way. 
seemed to be Just one company. The picture 
denoted that the scenario writer and the d 1 - 
re; tor und both, also otfu rs connected with It. 
possessed little knowledge of wnrfare, or the 
military. Even In the letters passing between 
American officers thrown upon the sheet, the 
formula was all wron*. It Is not customary 
In official communications for an officer to 
addrej-s his commander or the cnmmnn'er as 
"Dear Sir." nor sign the name letter only as 
"Col'uiel Wecherly." While pictured to appeal 
to the Americans and direct adverse senti- 
ment toward Moxl'-ans, "For the Honor of Old 
Glory" simply serves to create a wrong Im- 
press : on of the Amer'can forces, |s based 
altogether upon a suppositious story, and the 
Censoring Hoard could as well debarred It for 
this reason as It could any objectionable film. 
In action the feature Is nu'te lively and as a 
moving picture I n't bad »>t nil. of 1*q kind. 
an' 1 hue Rome holding nual't'es, but the Cen- 
soring Hoard «hon1d throw out all these fnked 
Mexl'in War picture* while trouble with Mex- 
ico Is Imnrnent and already on Its wav. Thev 
do no rood for the youth of the ountry. who 
; >ouM be "red wl*b patriotism and not wronT 
id a . Stl'l there"" no need to crow un r, ulv 
ex lt"d over the film. It's not going to start 
:invihlrnr In I'l'-tu^vlllc <*nd will do only a* 
part of a mixed show, yet It docn hr'rsr nt- 
tenMoti to the professed activity of the Censor 
Boarl. Bime. 



KIDS OF THE MOVIES. 

The Idea Is all right and If tho scenario 
department of the Child Players' Company of 
America can pick up some cleverer kid players 
than now enlisted and also get good subjects 
for the boys and girls to work upon the Kids 
of the Movies are bound to make themselves 
popular beyond all doubt. The first Install- 
ment of the Kids was shown at a private ex- 
hibition at the BIJou theater and while the 
film of two parts was not an uproariously 
comedy hit, yet the Idea evolved can be made 
to pay big dividends. In the first picture are 
shown tbe kids answering a Kid Movie firms 
advertisement calling for juvenile players. 
There's' an office boy who removes some of 
the vital organs of the machine's Interior and 
after a Western meller has been duly staged 
and cameraed. the director discovers the crank 
has been whirling In vain. During the action 
the director and the machine operator are 
shown at intervals, the former Jumping ex- 
citedly about to stir the kids on to tbe dra- 
matic wlndup. While the kid photoplay will 
amuse many <«nd become popular from the 
start with the kiddles who frequent the mo- 
vies one cannot give these children seen In 
camera action any buge boquets for their work 
In front of the machine. There's a kid In- 
dian, villain, heroine, hero In cowboy attire, 
an overgrown baby done by a fat boy, a little 
colored kid and a plpestemmed bespectacled 
kid who turns the crank and another young 
person all padded out like a clown to give 
tbe impression of fat and squattlness. The 
heroine turns down the kid dressed up like 
Frank Keenan's sheriff and reciprocates the 
admiration of the cowboy. Tbe villain then 
hires the Indian to kidnap the girl. Tbe fat 
baby, sprawling on the walk after being 
dumped out of his go-cart In order for the 
kidnapping to go through, runs a long way 
and Informs the cowboy kid of the trouble. 
Tbe boy rides for dear life, drops the redskin 
with one blow and rescues the girl. Then the 
kids get together and dance whllo waiting for 
the director to inspect the mschlne. Con- 
sternation when machine Is found In unwork- 
Ing shape. Falls, facial contortions and kid 
strutting to and fro get a good workout In 
the hope of creating laughter. With each 
trying to force himself to a point of being 
funny the results are not there. When a boy 
or girl with the least bit of personality doe9 
some childish thing naturally the effect Is 
noticeable. Only the little colored kid was 
natural In this picture. The Kids of the Mo- 
vies can be worked into a paying release if 
more attention is given to the acting, directing 
and the securing of some funny material. 
Exhibitors In taking the Kid series can do a 
lot of advance billing that will have Its effect 
at the box office. Mark. 



tne contractor building the dam, the scene 
weut baca to tne nam s.des and remained 
there, men It became a scrap uetween tne 
woramen aud the new manager because sal- 
aries wereu t paid. 1 nls one point tnat leads 
to ine meller bits Is the open time in the 
scenario. ihe usugnter reiused to kiss a 
monied man In the metropolis and he would 
noi loan uer any money uu ner iatuer'a »e- 
curities because of mat, but a young man 
got the money lor her from aouiwuue eute, 
aud alter ne uid. he carrlea the money In tne 
lusiUe pocket ol his overcoat to ner talker. 
Tnat loan waa to pay salaries and nothing 
was said afterward snout the pay roll run- 
ning beuind until tne workmen weut on striae, 
'ihe Whole scenario Is as silly, from tne time 
wuen the financier tried to secure revenge 
on a girl he had never met before because 
he tried to kiss her, as when tne same nnau- 
cler was Imprisoned so she could get the 
money, and tne same financier sat on one 
chair for 48 hours or more without even 
taking off his overcoat or laying aside his 
cane, up to when the monied man went out 
to the dam In furtherance of his revenge*, 
became a workman and substituted charged 
bullets for the blank oartrldges that had 
been placed in the two Oatling guns after- 
ward fired upon the roiters, some of whom 
were killed, resulting in the arrest of the 
manager of the works for murder. At his 
trial a camera operator who had caught a 
picture of the financier recharging the Cat- 
lings, showed his film on the sheet. Whether 
this was suposed to be the -"novelty." or the 
"water chamber," or the Uatllng guns, or the 
mob, one couldn't tell, excepting to say that 
for an Intelligent audience this tnree-rceier 
Is pretty lightwelghted, the fault of the story 
and wnoever selected It. Of course if there 
are enough low- browed picture places In the 
country tnat wants this sort ot stuff, that's 
another matter, and If so, those are tne places 
where tbe film should be shown. 8ime. 



FACING THE GATLING GUNS. 

So much trouble arising In this three-reeler 
libeled Mlttenthal, all from a kiss that never 
happened. "Facing tbe Oatling Guns" Is a 
mellerdrammer, and belongs down on 14th 
street, where a title like that fits a picture 
like this, and suits the low-brow publ'e th-'t 
mostly assembles upstairs In any theatre 
where the charge runs to 25 cents. This 
three-reeler Is not logical, and Its storv Is 
funny, if you get It that way. that way being 
the only way to get It. A long-service mob 
was employed to represent a band of workmen 
at "The Oreat Dam." After the kiss was re- 
fused in New York City by tbe daughter of 



THE RIVER'S SECRET. 

London, June 23. 
A very sanguinary two-reeler ig "The Riv- 
er's Secret, " prooueed by Uaumont with tho 
usual effective puoioaraphy, though there Is 
I. tile In the story or acting to recommend It. 
Villain throws a civil engineer into river 
(told In opening caption) and presents tbe 
dead man's letter of introduction at an elderly 
man's home In South Africa. The heavy likes 
the old man's daughter, who Is loved by the 
man's foreman. Heavy steals keys of safe 
where ore Is stored, seises girl and locks her 
Into safe, thinking her dead ; hero accuied of 
outrageous attack on girl and theft of dia- 
monds. Heavy incites workmen to attempt 
lynching upon hero. Police chief unmasks 
heavy, as daughter rushes In and confronts 
the villain, In time to save hero from being 
lynched. Heavv fights his way loose. Is c based 
all over the lot, dives Into river, hero after 
blm with knife, stabs, him. villain sinking and 
no on. Not a very desirable film for the 
states. Jolo. 



F. V. Peterson and Louis W. Reiner, 
of the Theatrical Enterprises, Inc., arc 
going to handle the eastern territory 
for "The Shepherd of the Hills." 



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The Continental Aviation Co. has 
come to grief. Il went on the rock* 
in Rockford, 111., where a meet was 
arranged in which there were to be 
aeroplane flights, automobile and mo- 
torcycle races. Henry Hallcr appeared 
to be the head of the concern, and Ed. 
Shea was the advance man. Mickey 
McGuire, an aviator, took his machine 
to the town and made several flights. 
The meet was held in a big field with 
only barb wire fences to keep the 
people out. The result was a crowd of 
about 10,000 people on the outside of 
the fence and only a scattered few on 
the inside. About $175 was taken in 
on the two days, and then Mr. Hallcr 
went away. Mr. Shea was unable to 
have right away, as the hard-hearted 
police swooped down upon him for a 
bill at the Hotel Nelson. Shea was 
released shortly, however, after friends 
came to his aid. The local news- 
papers were badly stung for advertis- 
ing, and numerous others are looking 
for coin of the realm that should have 



been paid for their efforts in getting 
the meet in shape. 



Qene Greene has gone to Grand Rapids for 
h vacation. 



JuniPH U. McKowen is back on the local 
Rlnlto after a sojourn in tbe cast. 

Guts Kuhn, song writer, has gone to Michigan 
to spend the summer in bin bungalow. 

Walter McCullough In to produce a new one- 
art piece called "Mr. Jollyboy's Double." 

Dick Arnold, bark from Europe last week, 
Is Hinging chaructcr songs at Jordan's cafe. 

Tommy Hun-hell came down from Muskegon 
InHt week to attend the funeral of an uncle. 



Fred Arkcrmann, chief box office man at the 
Majestic, \tf home after a vacation In Randolph. 

S. D. 

Marvin Lee Iiiih resigned from the CharleM 
Morse Music Co.. and will ko |n(o business for 
himself. 



Cella nioom Is back at her desk after spend- 
iriK some time at French Lick and other re- 
sorts. 

Mark Ifpimnn and .foReph M. Finn of tbe F. 
# II. i-lri-uliM nr<> expected back from Europe 
In n short while. 

Kodm y TtnrioiiH and Marie Nelson will take 
to tbe road next season In a play by William 
.Ii>RS<-y, called "One Woman's Lite." 



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George Reno, at the American Hospital for 
some tunc, is now convalescent and has gone 
to Grand Ilaplds, Mich., for the Bummer. 

It is Raid that the Dlackstone will open 
some Utne In August with a new piece In which 
Ralph llerz will be the principal player. 

Harry Snyder, formerly of "The Traffic," 1b 
asBlslinK In the publicity for "The Elopers" 
at the Comedy, working for "Doorstep" Cohen. 



Crawford and Ingrabam, well known Chi- 
cago entertainers, are fixing up a vaudeville 
avt with which they will Invade the east 
shortly. 



Tell Taylor, the local mudc man, has gone 
east to make connections with the music pub- 
lishers, who are at present organizing for their 
own proteclioii. 

K. Louis fSoldberg, who managed the Chat- 
terton. Hloomlngtnn, 111., for the F. & H. cir- 
cuit last season, Is in the city conferring with 
the main offices. 



Oza Waldrop, one time player at the Dush 
Temple, has been engaged by Harry Prazee 
for the Chicago company of "A Pair of Sixes," 
which is on its way to the Cort. 



(Jracie Mjty, formerly of Barrett and May, 
was granted a divorce last week from Claude 
K. Mac Arthur, musical director for Kolb and 
1)111. The charge was desertion. 

The AmericuH. on the west side, is playing 
pictures four days a week, and on Friday, 
Saturday and Sunday is offering vaudeville, 
and pictures. Three a< ts are being used. 

Mrs. Krelda Hall, wile of (). L. Hall, dra- 
matic editor of the Chicago Journal, will spend 
six months in New York completing some ma- 
terial for musical comedy and vaudeville. 

Frederick Dnnaghey is the press agent for 
the mw Midway Gardens on the south side, 
and Dennlson. of the American, is looking 
after the publicity for the Mismarck Card ens. 



The Mnrslillc M i- play'ng v.nnlevllle again. 
this time iiiiIit the hooking direction of George 
Webster. It will lie renamed also. It was 
booked l>v Hon Stu.irl of the T. II. C. office 

last season. 

Kthelyn Clarke, formerly with "Walllng- 
ford" and also with "Officer *M\i\." and who 
played Modesty in "Kvery woman." has Joined 
Menlo Moore's "Fair Co-l'Ms," to play the 
piincipal female role. 

"The Seminary Girl " and "Dolly's Dolls," 
two tabloid ad-; owned by Sam Maerwitz. are 



booked over the Pantages time. Menlo Moore's 
"Fair Co-Eds" has also been booked over this 
time, to open shortly. 



July 10 has been set for the Juvenile pro- 
duction of "Daddy Long- Legs" at Powers the- 
atre. The roles will all be taken by children 
and the proceeds will be devoted to the free 
Ice fund for poor children. 



Hilly Link and the Blossom Robinson com- 
pany have joined in a new blackface act call- 
ed the "Ilo-Uo-Can Soldiers," which is being 
tried out In the smaller theatres of Chicago- 
In this act, an Indian Is used. 

Charles Coffee, assistant manager of the 
New theatre and of the firm of Weldon, Wil- 
liams ft Lick, show printers of Fort Smith, 
Ark., stopped over In Chicago on his way from 
the Ad Men's convention at Toronto. 

The patent recently applied for by Zenlta, 
the viollniste, was secured this week for that 
individual by Fred Lowenthal, the local at- 
torney. The new device calls for a violin with 
rhinestones around the box of the Instrument. 



Harry Bryan, representing the F. ft H. cir- 
cuit In Madison, Wis., was in the city last 
week on his annual vacation. The Orpheum 
is closed, but Mr. Bryan is looking after the 
interests of the house during the summer 
months. 



Huslness has been very brisk around the 
Garrlck this week owing to the cold weather. 
The house has sold out ror "Peg O' My Heart" 
for every performance and the advance sale is 
good. All that is necessary for a big run Is 
favorable weather. 



Word has reached Chicago that Jack York, 
one of the local ten per centers, has jumped 
to London with his wife, Alva York, to attend 
her mother, who is said to be dying In the 
English city. York left here a few weeks ago 
to secure some talent for next season. 



The cool weather the early part of the 
week boomed business along all lines. The 
theatres offering legitimate attractions were 
packed Saturday and Sunday and the popu- 
lar priced vaudeville houses as well as the 
picture theaters all did big business. 

Patsy Doyle, who sued the Elks for three 
days' salary for appearing before that or- 
ganization two weeks ago during the Kansas 
City convention, has settled for. $81.50 through 
an arrangement made by Fred Lowenthal. 
Doyle played three days and was closed. 

The Edelweiss Cafe has shut Its cabaret 
department during the summer months. Jake 
Sternad Inaugurated the amusement end In 
that cafe a few months ago, comln? over from 
the North American to give it a start. Up to 
a few weeks ago, business has been excellent 
despite the close competition. 

Harry Clinton Sawyer, who came west early 
in the season to strengthen "September Morn." 
and who quit the cast after a few weeks be- 
cause he was assigned a hick part and. through 
his Inability to play rough parts weakened the 
cast instead of strengthening it. Is again about 
to quit trouplng for the ten per cent, game In 
the east. Sawyer will leave here this week. 



Gazzolo, Klimt ft Rickson, owners of the 
Victoria. Crown and Imperial theatres, are 
to produce a play next fall based on Jack 
London's "John Barleycorn." The same firm 
has obtained the popular priced rights to "Fine 
Feathers," "Maggie Pepper," "The Winning 
of Barbara Worth," a play based on "The 
Scarlet Letter" and "The Fascinating Widow." 

Tom Carmody, manager of the Academy, is 
home from Muskegon, minus a perfectly good 
moustache. He reports that Max Bloom and 
wife are additions to the colony. July 4. Lew 
Earl's "Dixie Pirate." Joe Keaton's "Battle 
Ship" and Billy Clark's "Baby Doll" are 
scheduled to take part In the motor boat races 
In Ludlngton. 



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Xeary & Miller, dancers, who appeared at 
Forest Park last week, "walked out" Thurs- 
day. Their contracts called for three shows 
outside and one In the cabaret. The manage- 
ment, on account of cold weather, asked for 
two shows In the cabaret, and the act quit. 
Suit will be brought to recover full salary for 
the week. The Eula Lee quartet also went 
out on the same basis. Adolph Marks has the 
matter In hand. 



Judge Thomas F. Scully of the municipal 
bench was passing the Ashland theatre, a pic- 
ture house on West Twelfth street, last Satur- 
day Just as a fire broke out. He saw the audi- 
ence Jammed In the doors. Obtaining entrance, 
he commanded the frightened people to be 
quiet, and Ih this way quelled a panic. Only 
two out of the 400 people In the house were 
Injured^ and thev only slightly. The fire 
damaged the building to the tune of $8,000. 



With C.'iney Holmes on the ground prepar- 
ing to represent the Harry Weber office in 
Chicago next season, it looks as though the 
proper prediction was made In VARIETY'S 
recent art hie atient the W. V. M. A. and V. 
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It as profitable and yielding a proposition as 
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York. 



Dr. Max Thorek is having signs printed for 
all theatres announcing that members of the 
theatrical profession unable to pay for ser- 
vices may consult him free of charge. It has 
been learned that many who have been strick- 
en suddenly have been visiting various clinics 
in Chicago and in consequence have suffered 
humiliation and annoyance. The chief sur- 
geon of the American Theatrical Hospital 
wishes to do away with this disagreeable fea- 
ture, so he offers bis services free to the 
worthy. 

Jim Fulton, vaudeville actors trying to get 
satisfaction out of Morris Oreenspsn, who con- 
ducts a saloon and summer garden at 48th street 
and Chicago avenues. Fulton took a lease for 
the summer garden and Intended to put a 
show In there. He insisted upon s partition 
between his section and another one In which 
Greenspan was giving cabaret shows, hut this, 
it was ascertained, would necessitate the ex- 
pense of a new license and other expenditures 
which Greenspan was unwilling to make. Re- 
sult, litigation. 



Three big summer parks and gardens were 
opened last week In Chicago, two being brand 
new. Ravinla Park, considerably to the north, 
opened Saturday with the Symphony Orchestra 
under the direction of Frederick Stock and 
with Ruth St. Denis In dances. Two perform- 
ances will be given dally at the resort. This 
is one of the prettiest natural parks In Chi- 
cago and Is patronised largely by the fashion- 
able sets from the north side and suburban 
districts. Midway Gardens opened also on 
Saturday with the new National Symphony 
Orchestra under the direction of Max Bendlx. 
Other entertainment will be offered, such as 
classical dancers ffnd very high class vaude- 
ville acts. Green Mill Gardens opened Friday 
night with Patricola's Orchestra. Both of 
these gardens have been built this season, and 
they cost over $250,000 each. Stelndel's Or- 
chestra is now at Bismarck Gardens, which is 
also open for the season with many improve- 
ments. 



COHANS GRAND (Harry Ridings, mgr.). 

'Whirl of the World." meeting with big 
favor. 

COMEDY (Frank O. Peers, mgr.).— "The 
Elopers." opened Saturday night. 

CORT (U. J. Herrmann, mgr.).— "Help 
Wanted," in its last week after six months 
and over 250 performances. 

GARRICK (John J. Cfarrity. mgr.).— "Peg 
O' My Heart," bucking hot weather sucess- 
fully. 

ILLINOIS (Will J. Davis, Jr., mgr.).— 
Films. 

POWERS' (Harry Powers, mgr.).— "Daddy 
Long-Legs." still playing to good houses. 

LA SALLE (Joseph Bransky, mgr.). — Pic- 
tures. 

ORCHESTRA HALL (Lubliner ft Trinz, 
nigra.).— Pictures. 

PALACE (Harry Singer, mgr.).— Pictures. 

STUDEBAKER (Sam Lederer, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 



MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr., agent. 
Orpheum Circuit). — An excellent summer Bhow 
all through, although a bit overbalanced with 
classified music and song and constructed so 
that it all falls close together. Adele Ritchie 
headlines with a routine of numbers, a decid- 
edly poor voice, hoarse or otherwise, and 50 
per cent of her usual personality lacking. Up 
to her final number "Rover" (helped along 
through the distribution of small whistles), 
Miss Ritchie failed to register. Still she re- 
tains a portion of her popularity for the house 
was comfortably filled Monday evening. The 
Dainty English Trio opened with one of thoss 
John Tiller routines of song and dance, mostly 
dance. This particular trio Is very much on 
the John Tiller which sajrs sufficient. Wallace 
Galvln, a nimble fingered card manipulator, 
has one excellent trick besides his palming 
routine, called a laughing egg trick. It car- 
ried him through by itself. The Chinese rings 
were rather ancient, although well handled by 
Galvln. He scored much better than on his 
previous visit here. The Salon Singers, pre- 
sented by Ralph Dunbar, were one of the eve- 
ning's biggest hits. Likewise Swor and Mack 
who were moved down a few pegs between 
Monday's shows. They took away all honors. 
Mack has built a lyric around the poker bit 
which helps considerably. The Berrens were 
badly placed, following one number behind the 
Dunbar skit, but pulled applause at the finish 
when the man unmasked. Cantwell and Walk- 
er were a hit by a safe margin. Cantwell's 
distinctive style and delivery were readily re- 
cognized and with Miss Walker's appearance 
will land anywhere, anytime. Fred Ardath 
and Co., In a rough noisy rural comedy kept 
the house In laughing humor from curtain to 
curtain. The Aerial Lloyds closed. Since the 
Palace Is dark with bills for the summer, busi- 
ness at the Majestic has taken a noticeable 
Jump. Wynn. 

COLONIAL (agents J. L. & S.— Pretty fair 
entertainment taken as a whole, with some 
very good films sandwiched between acts. As 
witnessed Monday night at last show, pro- 
gram ran as follows : HoshI Imperial Troupe 
of Jap. jugglers and balancers opened. This 
act Is big and showy. Some of the members 
of the troupe have unusual merit Slack 
wire work, balancing on poles and foot Juggl- 
ing comprise the routine. Flo Adler ft Co. on 
next, got by well. The "Co." in this Instance, 
consists of a slender lad with a rather strident 
voice who sings, first from the audience and 
later gets Into what spotlight Miss Adler does 
not absorb, where he sings and dances. Miff 
Adler dances in the Emma Carus manner, 
using the boy as a sort of rag baby as th* 
whirls and turns. The act went so well that 
an encore was demanded, much more than wgi 
asked of most of the other turns. "Human- 
ity," Is the title of another one of the Inter- 
minable crook sketches. It is played by The 
Duffy-Nichols troupe. In this, as in many oth- 
ers, the crook is given all the sympathy. It 
has come to such a pass, that in a majority of 
cases in vaudeville, the crook Is the hero and 
honest and law abiding citizens are relegated 
to the discard as unfit for contemplation or 
consideration. At any rate. In this little story 
a burglar sneaks into a house Intent on rob- 
bery. While there, he discovers the woman ef 
the house about to shoot herself. He makes 
her throw down the revolver, and then aski 
her to tell him the said story of her life. Of 
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, nice, kind hearted red-headed robber. It ap- 
pears she has written a letter to some man 

; who knew her before her marriage to her pres- 
». ent husband. This letter, which puts her in a 
compromising position. Is held by the other 
man who has been wringing money, diamonds 
and other trinkets by threatening to expose 
her. There Is a baby boy at stake also, and 
things are in a perfect mess of a mess. Burg- 
lar discovers that the blackmailer Is on his 
way to the house just then to demand more 
money. He meets the villain in the dress 
suit and robs him of forty cents, gets the let- 
ter, and says a lot of noble things about a 
poor burglar being much nicer than a bold, 
bad blackmailer. Then the villain is sent out 
Into the night all alone, with no carfare. 
Burglar gives the wife a nice lecture and tells 
her to hike to the hay. As burglar starts to 
go out window he stumbles over a bit of 
tearful pathos. Nothing less than the baby's 
bank, as empty as a dude's head. Business 
of pulling the famous forty cents from his 
pocket and Injecting same Into said bank, and 
then vanishing act out between the folds of 
the lace curtains. After all that Lew Shank, 
sometime mayor of Indianapolis, ambled on 
for some stories and motion pictures of hens 
and farmers' wives, cows pigs and himself. 
His act has been seen here recently. It got 
quite some applause and this applause wrung 
from the Hoosler the acknowledgement that he 
had been a politician, and a business man, but 
found his highest joy in the vaudeville theatre 
trying to tickle the dear public. Mabel Elaine, 
romped on next for some tomboy stuff. She 
danced and wriggled and sang. By and by 
she got right down to dancing where she dis- 
played speed and a mop of hair that ought to 
get her a job with a xylophone. The Five 
Musical Byrons. who are becoming a habit 
around here, got by with their program with- 
out any difficulty. They varied their regular 
routine some. Harris Brothers, two young 
men with fast feet hoofed it at a lightning 
rate. They are just about the spryest young 
men who have appeared around here in some 
time, and certainly ought to bill themselves 
as the twentieth century limited steppers. 
Douglas, Douglas ft Dog closed. The man 
Douglas tumbles and Is a comic. The woman 
Douglas Is plump and also more or less comic. 
The dog Is well trained. The act made good. 
The audience seemed to like almost everything 
on the bill. Reed. 

GREAT NORTHERN HIP (Fred Eberts, 
mgr., agent. Earl J. Cox). — Jeanette's ele- 
phants comprised the biggest act on the day 
shift bill as a matter of course. These 
pachyderms are well trained. They go through 
their pares easily and never fall to please with 
their deliberate movements. The act has clos- 
ing spot where It gets lots of applause. Ele- 
phants eat and drink, smoke, use telephone 
and one goes to bed after prayer. They are 
the Powers elephants under another name. 
Act is very familiar here, but it Is always 
good. George Castellane opened. He rides a 
bike In tramp get up to open. Does some 
rather fair stunts. Then undresses on a unl- 
cycle revealing himself as a rather good look- 
ing young man. Does sommersaults back- 
wards and forwards on his wheel, with the 
aid of a contrivance. Closes strong. Wil- 
liams ft Darrell, on next, do eccentric dances. 
Woman in the act confides to audience she is a 
"nut" but this Is altogether superfluous, for 
the audience Is next at her entrance. She 
slaps her young man partner with whlte-hope- 
llke drives that ought to develop his cheeks. 
Several songs diversify the turn, and one In 
which the hl*h cost of living Is the subject 
Is rather good. The English Operetta four Is 
a little too much on the high class order for 
the clientele of this house. These singers, 
two men and two women, offer the English 
brand of ditties all about roses, violets and 
love, and they sing them well. They dress in 
llRhty. summery attire, which helps. They 
belong on big bills. Rice & Morgan come on 
for a song, remove their coats, and begin to 
talk and also to balance on their heads. They 
nro lively. Some of their jokes are just a 
trifle mouldy, but others are fresh and they 
strike Are every clip. Paul Klelst ft Co. of- 
fer a good old fashioned variety act, Interest- 



ing at all times. Klelst whistles melodious 
tunes, and performs some illusions that are 
not so much mystifying as they are amusing. 
The act fitted Into the bill nicely and proved 
to be one of the most diverting turns on for 
the day. Andy Rice Is one of the long line 
of Yiddish monologlsts. He confines his talk 
to a wedding in which he had the unimpor- 
tant role of bridegroom. His experiences were 
funny. Result much laughter engendered In 
the audience. Good summer bill received with 
warmth after Rice ft Morgan got well Into 
their act. Good patronage in a house that has 
surprised the town by Its success, for up to the 
entrance of popular priced vaudeville a hoo- 
doo seemed to hover over it. 

WHITE CITY HIP. (Frank Crulckshank, 
mgr., agents, Frank Q. Doyle). — Wllhat 
Troupe, bike act opens. This act has comedy 
and the two girls are pretty and make Inter- 
esting pictures as they pose on wheels. The 
Fanchon SlBters, four girls who walk the wire, 
have next spot, where they are quick and full 
of life. Both of these acts went over big, 
and got long applause. "Slivers" Oakley, 
seen last week at McVicker's gave his base- 
ball pantomime. This is so familiar that 
nearly every one in the audience would be 
able to go through it nearly as well as he. 
the Jack Mangean Troupe have a lot of good 
tricks. A boy top-mounter does some start- 
ling twisting sommersaults and a girl top- 
mounter also does clever stunts. Count Bana- 
wa's Comedy Circus closes the show. This 
is a familiar animal act with many features 
to commend it. Two performances are given 
daily. 

McVICKERS (.7. G. Burch, mgr., agents J. 
L. ft S.).— Not the best bill in the world by 
any manner of means. In fact, rather below 
the average for this house, although, there 
were several high spots. Cook ft Rothert, ec- 
centric acrobatic dancers, open. They have 
some good stuff, put It over well and they 
have a drunken finish that brings down the 
house. The boy of the act is agile full of 
"pep" and does his work easily and without 
too much egotism. The Naessess, who had 
headline place were on second Just where they 
belonged. They are skaters, using what Is 
called real ice, but which in reality Is only 
composition. The two skate rather well under 
the handicap of a poor floor. The act Is not 
above ordinary. The DeBars show the Chinese 
water act, wherein sprays of water arise from 
numerous articles on the stage, aad also from 
the head of the girl. The turn closes with a 
levitatlon and disappearing stunt. Neatly 
dressed and done nearly as well as a certain 
Chinese troupe do it. although they are not 
so picturesque or mysterious In their work. 
Frankle Drew, was carded next, but did not 
arrive. Her place was taken by Col. Ned 
Seymour, a diminutive man who played vari- 
ously on a clarinet. His Imitations of other 
Instruments were good. He also gave an ex- 
hibition of a cracked soprano singing the mise- 
rere from "II Trovatore" which was true to 
life and made the audience chortle with de- 
light. He closed with the everlasting "Poet 
and Peasant" overture, assisted by the orches- 
tra. Von Suppe, never knew what he has 
done to modern audiences by writing this com- 
position, and If he had realized It, he certainly 
would have burned the manuscript. Carroll. 
Keating & Fay are three men who sing much 
better than they do anything else. Their 
Jokes are of an ancient vintage at times. One 
of them can whittle a stick and land the 
wliittlings with considerable accuracy. The 
trfn Is best however in melodies. They have 
the staKe Idea of the country yokel, which Is 
not snylng a whole lot for the trio or the Idea. 
Frankle Drew arrived In due time for some 
rough ;ind ready work which was not funny 
Later she got Into a modern gown and tried 
some songs for bin girls. She was more at 
home, but Insisted in Interpolating Imitation** 
which were not n huge success. The animate! 
pictures gave an exposition of "Rebecca of 
Sunnvhrook Farm," with rustic pictures of In- 
teresting caliber. S"ott & Marke, a man and 
a woman who were on for a domestic scene 
carried away the laughing honors of the bill. 
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stunt. 'The Salambos closed with their electric 
and fire-eating act. This is big, elaborate and 
handsomely dressed and set. The electrical 
experiments are showy and startling, without 
being scientific. The girl goes into audience 
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EMPRES8.— Pleasing show. "More Sinned 
Against Than Usual," enjoyed and well re- 
ceived. Hallen and Fuller, pleased. Dick 
Lynch, liked. Moserop Sisters, pleanlng rou- 
tine, applauded. Three Falcons, did fairly 
well. The Ricel Trio exhibited the youngest 
as the best member of the trio as good, and 
the othern only fair. Grace Darley, an added 
"single", was assigned the opening spot and 
did nicely with her acrobatic stunts. 

ORPHEUM.— Good bill. "Wronged From the 
Start", good laugh getter. Charles Wither 
principal funmnkcr In it. Henry Lewis, big 
lilt. "Romeo. The Great.' interesting. Doris 
Wilson and Co., pleased. Gardiner Trio, grace- 
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one week here and In their place were Lane- 
ton Lucler and Co. The Lucler sketch opened 
the show and got over nicely. Dainty Marie 
did very well in her second week. 

PA NT AGES.— Splendid show. "A Night In 
the Slums of Paris," was liked In the closing 
position. King and Thornton offered a 23- 
mlnute sketch by Ed. Scott. Interior setting 
In "three" used. Act rather long but capably 
Interpreted, and received with considerable 
favor. Bob Albright, very good. George Wil- 
son gathered some laughs. Romane and 
Carme, liked. Kundry, Bush and Robinson. 
well recleved. McDevItt and McDevltt, excel- 
lent. 

CORT (Homor F. Curran. mgr.).— Nat 
Goodwin Co. in "Never Say Die" (first week). 

COLUMBIA (Gottlob, Marx ft Co., mgrs.).— 
All Star Co. (second week). 

ALCAZAR (Belasco ft Mayer, mgrs. ).— 
Harrlscale-Hall stock (fourth week). 

GAIETY (Tom O'Day. mgr.).— Pictures. 

WIGWAM (Jos. Bauer, mgr., agent, Levey). 
— Magee Co. and vaudeville. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, mgr. and lessee, 
agent. Levey). — Vaudeville. 

REPUBLIC (Ward Morris, mgr.; agent. W. 
S. V. A). -Vaudeville. 



Ruth Adelman, treasurer of the Orpheutu, 
Des Moines, Is visiting here. 



Edith Newland, succeeded Isabelle Fletcher 
with the Ed. Redmond company at Sacra- 
mento. 



Sophia Lane won the $2."> prize offered by 
the Chamber of Commerce, for the best sonn 
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Tom McUulre, who recently returned here 
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The Colonial Girls, a local musical act, were 
added to the Orpheum bill at Oakland last 
week, In the place of the Valeska Suratt com- 
pany. 

Sidney Ayres and Isabelle Fletcher, form- 
erly with the Ed Redmond company at Sac- 
ramento, are rehearsing a sketch for vaude- 
ville. 



Homer V. Curran. resident manager of tho 
Cort, left last week on bis annual vacation, 
which will Include a visit to his former home 
in Springfield, Mo. 

Henry N. K. Hart, a vaudevillian from Hon- 
olulu, and who was murried tr> Ada Johnson 
here last May. has filed suit for divorce, 
charging Infidelity. 

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during the matinee of "A Knight for a Day" 
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contracts for work, he is expecting to be 
recompensed under the employers liability law. 

Sadie Campbell and Marie Kessllng, ballet 
dancers with Campbell's Shows, playing In 
Marysvllle (Col.) last week, tired of the town 
and after donning male attlro departed on the 
rods of a northbound train, in company with 
two male members of the show, who agreed ti 
pilot them to Omaha. On their arrival in Or- 
vllle they were arrested for masquerading in 
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permitted on the outside near the exposition 
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from Australia. June 25, Include the following 
who have Just completed a tour of the Bren- 
nan-Fuller Circuit : Bemie's Musical Lassies. 
Leslie and Leslie. Garden City Quartet. Man- 
tell's Marionettes. Wlnlfleld Stewart. Foster, 
Lamount and Foster, Mahoney Bros., and 
Daisy. Ginger Girls. Straub Slstera. Dupree 
Bros., Mitchell and Leightner. Puerl Wllker- 
son, manager for the past year of the Ander- 
son enterprises, was another passenger. 

The local papers carried a story to the effect 
that the Loew circuit would build a new the- 
atre here with a seating capacity of 4,000. 
and that the present Empress would Increase 
the seating capacity, and be devoted to musical 
comedy after the new house Is completed. Ac- 
cording to the report a contract has been 
signed and construction work on the new 
theatre will commence in three months, and 
will represent an Investment of $750,000. in- 
cluding the lease and building. The story 
could not be confirmed, and the location is a 
secret, but it Is known that there has been 
some talk of a new theatre. 



Arvlne Players at Indianapolis, arrived here 
last week for the summer. She may be with 
the coast company next season. 

Louis Bennlson, a member of Richard Ben- 
nett's comDtmy In "Damaged Goods, " has been 
engaged for a starring season at the Alcazar 
following the Barrlscale-Hall engagement 
which terminates In four weeks. 

"The Padres,'' depleting early history of 
California, was staged in the River theatre 
nt Santa Cruz, June 22. The theatre has a 
seating capacity of 4,fiOO and was crowded. 
More than ."**) participated in the production. 



Chet Steven* and Maurice Chick, who re- 
cently took a company of dramatic players to 
Eureka, have closed after a short season of 
bad business. It Is reported that the company 
run short of funds and that salaries remain 
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FORSYTH (Hugh Cardoza. mgr., agent U. B. 
O. >.— Emma Carus. big; Suzanna Rocomora, 
scores ; Muller & Stanley, good ; Miss Leltzel. 
well received; Lasky's "Eloping." applau e ; 
Jarlvs & Harrison, good ; Eldrldge, novel. 

BI.IOU (Jake Wells, mgr.).— Jewell Kellry 
Co., "The Factory Girl" ; business continues 
big. 

GRAND (Jake Wells, mgr.).— Films ; do 
Ing well. 

Emma Bunting has returned to stock In 
Memphis. 



Hazel Wilson has Joined the Ed Armstrong 
musical comedy company, which opened an 
indefinite engagement at the Republic theatre. 
Los Angeles, this week. The Armstrong Co. 
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AUSTRALIA. 

HER MAJESTY'S. — "The Forty Thieves," 
capacity. "Gypsy Love" next week. 

CRITERION.— "The Argyle Case. In prep- 
aration. "Ready Money." 

ADELPH1.— "Girl Who Took the Wrong 
Turning." 

PALACE.— Dix & Baker, a well-known vau- 
deville firm, Is exploiting Ethel Buckley In 
"Bess of Arizona." 

LITTLE THEATRE.— "School for Scandal. 

ROYAL.— Harry Lauder A strong support. 
Business good. 

T1VOLI. — Ada Reeve drawing capacity 
houses ; also Farr & Farland, Four Vaga- 
bonds, Russell Carr, Vaude ft Verne, W. Tal- 
leur Andrews, Vera Rochdale, Talleur A Reade. 
Hennessy ft Martell. Tivoll Tango Teas still 
drawing capacity houses Tuesdays and Frl- 

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NATIONAL.— Bogues A Olivetti (from the 
American Musical Comedy Co.) headliners ; 
The Vardells. Roy de Vers, The Luxors, Irve 
Hayman A Co., Jewell A Jordon, Largay A 
Luce, George Rowley, Crystal Sisters, Le- 

varto & Speed. «.»_*, 

PRINCESS.— J. C. Bain's Entertainers 

(mostly Australian). Good houses. 
BRIDGE THEATRE.— Harry Clay's Variety. 

Packed nightly. 

H. Herbert© Marcus, formerly publicity 
manager for the Fuller-Brennan circuit, will 
look after the advertising end of Australian 
Variety. 



reported to be interested to the tune of 12.UUO 
dollars. 

BALimbRL 

BY J. M. DOOLKY. 

VICTORIA (Poarce A Scheck. mgrs. ; agents, 
N-N).— Bristol's ponies, well trained; King 
Rex, wonderful ; Felton, original ; Bond and 
Casson, ordinary ; Ben EdwardB, good ; Mr. 
and Mrs. Sam Phillips, laughs. 

NEW (George Schneider, mgr. ; agent, Ind.). 
De Palmer Sisters, artistic ; Musical Macks, do 
well ; Clara Cook Senora and company, merry ; 
Fisher and Souls, funny ; Joe Doming, new 
stuff; Nan Evans, pretty. 

FORD'S O. H. (Chsrles E. Ford mgr.).— 
Pictures. Brisk business continuing through- 
out the week. 

AUDITORIUM (Wedgwood Nowell, mgr.).— 
(Poll Players) "The Blindness of Virtue." 
With Forrest Orr walking off with most of the 
honors, the company gives an altogether pleas- 
ant production. William Desmond and Fay 
Wallace also clever. Fair houses Increasing 
towards end of week. 



Fred Nlblo and Josephine Cohan are at 
Melbourne Royal with "Never Say Die." 



Arthur Don and his wife have quit "The 
Land of Nod" by arrangement They are 
playing the Richard s time. 

Ed. Bush, of Henchey. Vlncettl A Bush, who 
came here with the ill-fated Bud Atkinson 
Circus, Is sought by his wife in America. Ed. 
is playing the woods somewhere in Australia. 

Joe Shugrue and Bobby Moore, American 
boxers, together with John Copes and Frank 
Dyck (of the Greater City-Four), were the hit 
of the bill In a big sports concert held here 
last night 

A movement is on foot to form an agency 
for the booking of American acts for picture 
shows here. The movies in the suburbs and 
smaller cities are shown In first class houses, 
and the demand for vaudeville acts Is exceed- 
ing the supply. Three American showmen are 
Interested in the movement. 

James E. Donnelly, of the defunct American 
Musical Comedy Co., will open a school for 
the purpose of producing vaudeville acts and 
tabloid comedies. If he can hang on for six 
months there will be big money in the scheme. 

The Adelphl has gone back to melodrama. 
The producer is Lester Brown, whilst J. S. 
Mann Is scenic artist. Both are Americans. 

Wlrth's Circus Is touring the N. S. W. 
towns. Madame Berzoc, Dobladoes and others 
well known over your side are still with the 
show. 



An unusualy large number of American acts 
leave for the states today. Included are Ber- 
nle's Musical Lassies, Mantel l's Marionettes, 
Largay and Luce, Winifred Stewart, Foster- 
Lamont-Foster, Dupree Bros., Leslie and Les- 
lie. Mitchell and Llghtnor, Lee-Chandler 
Girls, Greater City Four and Mahoney Bros. 

Carpos Bros., a European equillbrlstlc act, 
are bringing suit against the Fuller-Brennan 
circuit for one-and-a-balf-weeks salary alleged 
to be due. The brothers will probably lose 
five or six weeks before the case comes on. 

Harry Lauder has been playing to big busi- 
ness here, though nothing unusual In capacity 
audiences has been chronicled. 



Two-a-day will be introduced at the National 
Monday. Melbourne Inaugurated this system 
twelve months ago and It still going strong. 

Eleven American acts arrived by the Sonoma 
last Monday, Including the Demltrescu Troupe, 
Grant and Grant, Four Goldenls. Ed. Blondell. 
Winter and Field, Vanburen and Splnlttl, Zeno 
and Mandell and others. 

"Joy Town," comprising most of the con- 
cessions of the White City, went out under 
the auspices of Max Steinberg last month. It 
Is now in a very feeble way up North, busi- 
ness being particularly bad. Allen Doone Is 



Vaudeville in the out-door theatre at Owynn 
Oak Park this week. Includes Charles F. Leon- 
ard, Helen Lease and Lillian Ziegler. 

The De Bello Trio, De Moire and Sawler and 
Ilene Gale continue to appear at the Suburban 
this week. 



Thomaa D. Goldberg will shortly have 
erected at 8107 West North avenue, a picture 
place to cost $20,uia>. Capacity 000. 

Harry A. Henkel, business manager of the 
Academy of Music, Is confined to his home on 
Park Heights avenue, with a bad case of ton- 
sllltls. Mr. Henkel was taken sick about two 
weeks ago. 

Katherlne Kavanaugh, the young actress and 
playwright, has returned to her noma on the 
Belalr road, after a 45-week season In vaude- 
ville with Valerie Bergere. Miss Bergere Is 
now In England. Miss Kavanaugh will rest 
here until cabled for by Miss Bergere. 

After eluding the police, of Philadelphia for 
several weeks, Joseph Colossi, 25 years old, a 
former grand opera singer was arrested here 
Saturday night at his boarding house on West 
Saratoga street. Ho attempted to escape but 
was overpowered. Colossi was taken back to 
the Quacker City, where he Is wanted on throe 
charges of larceny and on an Indictment 
charging him with Jumping his ball bond. He 
has a wife and two children there. He con- 
sented to return without fighting requisition. 

Following the performance of a Wild West 
Show at Woodsboro near Frederick, Md., Sat- 
urday night, three of the showmen, giving 
their names as Buckingham, Phillips and 
Crammell, attempted to "take" the town. The 
authorities were defied and for a time citizens 
were terrorized. Word waa sent to Frederick 
for help and tbe sheriff and two of his depu- 
ties went to the scene. The "bad men" were 
arrested and at a hearing were fined $10 each, 
which they paid. 

Mrs. Catherine Whalen Dean, mother of 
Tunis F. Dean, manager of the New Academy 
of Music, died last Thursday afternoon, at a 
sanatorium here, after an Illness of several 
monthB. She was a cousin of Francis Meagher, 
tbe Irish- American patriot, and numbered 
among her acquaintances some of tbe leading 
theatrical stars of the country. Surviving her 
are only two of her ten children. 



BUFFALO. 

By «. K. RUDOLPH. 

SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr.; U. B. O.).— 
The heat wave has so far evaded Buffalo. 
With continual breezes sweeping over the elty 
from off old Lake Erie every evening, the vau- 
deville houses are packed and the usual good 
offerings at this house In particular assures 
a successful summer season. Headlining this 
week are Ralph Rlggs A Katharine Wltchlo, 
scored heavily ; Gruber's Animals, proved de- 
lightful to the children; McDavItt, Kelly A 
Lucey, clever comedy act; Queenle Dunedln, 
pleased ; Vic Le Roy A Mae Cahlll, held In- 
terest ; Emll Hoch A Co., went big; Flits A 
Lucy Budi, musical novelty ; Doo O'Nell, 
good. 

STAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr.).— Bonstello 
Company's farewell week. In "The Morals of 
Manus." A return each season has proven 
successful for this excellent stock. 

OLYMPIC (Bruce Fowler, mgr.; Sun).— 
First run of the "Million Dollar Mystery." 
filled house at every performance. Heavily ad- 
vertised. Headlining bill are La Veen, Cross 
& Co., Josephine Leroy, dainty and elever; 
Elsie Williams ft Co, went over big; Miss 
Donlta ft Co., easily pleased. 



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FILLMORE (Geo. Rosing, mgr. ; agents, Mc- 
Mahou ft Dee).— Harris A Proy Comedy Co., 
big business. 

AMHERST (Sol. Swerdoff, mgr. ; agents. 
McMahon ft Dee). — Ed Gardner, fair; Goo. 
Perry, good; Minnie Leo, hit; and picture. 

The Russ Forth Musical Comedy Co. nan 
opened a season*! summer stook at the Plana, 

"The Mazlno," a theatre erected at a cost ot 
I30.0U0, opened 29, with picture. The theatre 
is located at Seneca and Oasenovia street*. 

The Strand, Academy and Lyric, featuring 
plctured-dramatlc productions report usual 
business for summer season. The various at- 
tractions offered at the parktt has materially 
affected their business. 



The management of the Olymplo denies the 
house would undoubtedly go burlesque. 

The Lyric will open with stock Aug. 1. 

The Fraternal Order of Orioles hold their 
annual midsummer Carnival at Brio Beach 
July 8-11. Over 100,000 tickets have already 
been sold. 

VaudeviUlans playing their next week at 
either Cleveland or Detroit are taking ad- 
vantage of the lake routes by night, boats 
leaving Buffalo harbor for either city nightly. 

Manager H. 8. Fisher of the Crystal Bosch 
resort Is now offering on hoard his stosmors, 
the Cansdlana and Americana vaudeville at- 
tractions for the amusement of his patrons. 

E. J. Haman, former manager of the Griffin 
agency In this olty, has boon transferred to 
Stratford, Ont., where ho la now managing the 
Griffin theatre. 



CINCINNATI. 

By HARRY MARTIN. 

KEITH'S (John Royal, mgr., U. B. O.).— 
Paul, Levin and Dobbs ; Wei ton and Marshall ; 
Bernard, Flnnerty and Mitchell ; Hennlngs, 
Lewis and Co. ; Lamb's Mannlklns. 

CHESTER PARK (I. Martin. mgr.L— Rami a 



The 

Manlius 
Schools 

Manlius, N. Y. 

Saint John's School 

Preparatory to college, business or 
a profession 

Verbeck Hall 

For boys of 8 to 14 

Summer Session 

Recreation or study 

Reference by permission to 

Mr. BRUCE McRAE 

Mr. WILLIAM H. HIN8HAW 

Mr. BURT GREEN 

Mr. 8IME SILVERMAN 

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GENERAL WILLIAM VERBECK 

Boi Z MANLIUS, N. Y. 



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VARIETY 




Musrttc, a xraceful and talented violinist 
and dam rr, carries away tin- laurels of tlir 
show with the rendition ol cv ything from 
classics to ragtime t f» the accompaniment of 
her dancing- 
Musette is a classic all by herself, a per 
Bonification of grace and beauty and talent, 
a sprite of terpsichore. She easily eclipses 
anything else on the program and supplies 
one of the best acts ever staged on this side 
of the bay. Oakland "Enqulier." 



New York, June 20, 1914. 
NOTICE — We wish to announce 
that Mr. J. D. Williams U no 
longer in the employ of William 
W. Hodkinson or Bosworth, Inc., 
nor was he ever connected with 
the Paramount Pictures Corpor- 
ation in any capacity. 

WILLIAM W. HODKINSON. 



and Arno ; Taylor and Arnold; Musical Bella; 
Buckley and Moore; Reed's Acrobatic bull ter- 
riers. 

LAGOON (Arthur Wilbur, mgr.).— Princess 
La Keta and troupe of Oriental dancers. July 
4, wrestling match, Oscar Lockau, "champion 
of Germany," and George Gable, of Ohio. 

CONEY ISLAND (A. L. Rlesenberger, mgr. >. 
— Hank and Mandy ; Jack LewlH ; Crotty Trio; 
Ardlng and Ardlng; Ward and Bell. 

ZOO (W. P. Whltlock, mgr). -Cincinnati 
Symphony Orchestra. Ruth Welch, mezzo- 
soprano. Herman BellBtedt. cornetlst. 

The number of acts on the Keith pop voude- 
vllle program has been reduced from seven to 
five. The house has not been doing as big 
business as It did last summer. 









DAINTY DANCING VIOLINISTE 

Playing Pantages Circuit AT LIBERTY August 1 



Francis Bell, actress with a stock company 
at Watertown, N. Y., was married Monday 
to Robert Henkel. of this city, son of a 
wealth-* contractor, at the home of the bride 
in Bellevue, Ky. 

Mary Miller, Cincinnati society girl, who re- 
cently announcod that she was about to go on 
the professional stage, has a good start. Her 
father, Edmond F. Miller, capitalist and club- 
man, sued his wife for divorce, last week, 
charging that she had been wilfully absent for 
over three years. Miss Miller will go to New 
York and study at the Sargent school. She is 
said to be good. 

Deputy U. S. Marshals have not located two 
actors and an actress who are wanted at Lon- 
don, Ky., on a charge of contempt of the Fed- 
eral Court. The trio did not obey a summons 
to appear before the April grand Jury, and tes- 
tify against Harry J. Palmer, theatrical man- 
ager, charged with white slavery. Ruth Raf- 
flgnone, stage name, Ruth Vernon, was ar- 
rested and gavo bond for her appearance at 
the November grand Jury. She said she was 
out with a coraoany and did not know she bad 
to obey the subpoena. 



Superintendent Stephan, of the Zoo, was no- 
tified that 40 zebras which were being brought 
here, had become panic stricken and escaped 
when a Hon approached them In Africa. Four 
young lions were born at the Zoo last week. 

Tom P. Burns, proprietor of a "rolling 
ball" game at Coney Island, was fined $50. 
and costs, suspended, In Municipal Court, for 
exhibiting a gaming device. 

A. Smith, 25, movie show singer, clad only 



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43 Basuto Road, Fulham, S. W n London. 



NNEHI 

INFORMATION WANTED 
Last heard of playing Yaudeville around Chicago four years ago. 
Anyone knowing of his whereabouts, or present address is requested 
to communicate, for the benefit of his mother, with 
BESSIE TANNEHILL Burbank Theatre, Los Angeles, Cal. 



in a bathing suit, and carrying a bottle of 
whisky, was arrested on the river front at 
Dayton, Ky., on a charge of disorderly con- 
duct, Monday. 



Perhaps it Is best that there was no premiere 
of "The Spy of Atlanta," at the Olympic the 
other night. It was a blistering hot evening. 
A large crowd, mainly composed of friends 
and relatives of the Prospect Stock Company, 
an amateur organization, feverishly awaited 
the rise of the curtain. Hut all that rose was 
the temperature. House electrician Jack Zu- 
ber Btruck because the amateurs had hired 
only one stage hand. "Put on the whole 
crew of seven or there'll be no show," ordered 
Zubcr. J. V. Hahn, manager of the company 
refused, whereupon the orchestra, all good 
unionists, went out. A company of Junior 
Order of United American Mechanic soldiers 
who were to have been actors, were told that 
the war was over, and the asbestos curtain 
came down The audience wns given Its money 
back 



Dave Wellington, applause; Mr. and Mrs. Nat 
Cafferty, good laughs; Kennedy & Kramer, 
funny ; Kuma Troupe of Japanese mystlflers 
have considerable yet to do to make their act 
good ; Burns & Acker have an offering that 
tickles ; Dancing Mars have been mentioned 
much ; Parisian Trio, do very well ; The 
Peers, good. 



_ CLEVELAND. 



PROSPECT (Proctor Seas, mgr.).— Nothing 
much good in this bill, the last of the sum- 
mer. Maude Kimball headlines with a clown 
act ; she is funny at times ; Kendall & Cas- 
tulllcl play an accordion and dance; nothing 
strong. Toby Grimmer is entertaining; Miller 
& Tempest, do honor to the bill ; Nellie Daker 
as a comedienne Is lacking; the Dancing 
Marnell, graceful. 

MILES (Frank Raymond, mgr.).— First 
week of five In which Burton Holmes Travel- 
ettes are to be shown. 

STAR (C. J. Klttz, mgr.).— Closed until 
Eastern Wheel burlesque season opens. Busi- 
ness was good the first week, but poor the sec- 
ond. 

LUNA PARK MUSIC HALL (Palmer Slo- 
<-um. mgr.). — Vaudeville and pictures. 



By CLYDE aC. ELLIOTT. 

OPERA HOUSE (George Gardiner, mgr. ).- 
Pictures. Business good. 

COLONIAL (R. B. McLaughlin, mgr). 
Colonial stork In "Marrying Money." Good 
i-onu'dy well acted. Business big. 

HIPPODROME (R. E. Daniels, mgr.). 



Henry B. Gentry, head of the Gentry Bros 
< •ircus, says he will increase the size of his 
-hows next summer, adding another ring. 



leave for New York next week to get ready 
for rehearsals. 



DETROIT. 

By JACOB SMITH. 

TEMPLE (C. O. Williams, mgr., U. B. O. 
Rehearsal Monday 10) —Ray Cox, headliner ; 
Stan Stanley Trio, good ; Cheater Kingston, 
pleased ; Parillo & Frablto, very good ; Bryan 
6 Sumner, fair sketch ; Elizabeth Otto, clever ; 
Halllgan & Sykes, excellent ; Three Kramers, 
good. 

MILES (C. W. Porter, mgr.; T. B. C. Re- 
hearsal Monday 10). — "The Power of Office," 
good sketch ; Australian Kelso boys, very cle- 
ver ; Australian Donnellys, hit; Zamora Sis- 
ters, opened: Kathryn McConnell & Joe Niey- 
meyer, entertaining ; Walter & Lew Hanleym, 
well liked. 

PALACE (C. A. Hoffman, mgr.; Cox, agent). 
— Moss ft Frey, big ; Bert Cowdrey, Interest- 
ing ; Lenore ft Wilson, good ; Four McKles, 
Scotch artists ; Jack Hale, held-over ; Cutting 
ft Zulda, did nicely ; Hy Greenway, good ; 
Proctor's Monkey Circus, good ; Mr. and Mrs. 
MacDonald, pleased. 

FAMILY (J. H. McCarron, mgr., U. B. O.). 
— Davis ft Merrill, good ; Booth trio, good ; 
Mason, Wllber ft Jordon, very good ; Alexander 
Straus, local violinist ; Page ft Newton, very 
good ; Leon ft Bertie Allen, big ; Martini ft 
Maxmlllan, scream ; Shale ft Cole, good. 

COLUMBIA (T. D. Moule. mgr., Sun, 
agent). — Bostwick ft Howard, good; Sawyer ft 
Tanner, artistic ; Kelly ft Catlin, really funny ; 
Four Raders, very good ; Billy Burton, fair ; 
Adeline Carr a Co., clever ; Ned Norton ft 
Girls, very good ; Swan's Alligators, very good. 

NATIONAL (C. R. HAGEDORN. mgr.).— 
First week of pictures. Taking well. 

LYCEUM (A. R. Warner).— Holden Players 
in "The House of Bondage." 

AVENUE (Frank Drew, mgr.).— "The 
Wages of Sin." 

OAYETY (William Roche, mgr.).— Stock 
Burlesque. 

CADILLAC (Sam Levey, mgr. ).— Stock 
Burlesque. 



The Calvert Theatre Co., of which David 
King (of the National Theatre) is president, 
will have two more picture theatres erected in 
the North Woodward district. One will be the 
Kenilworth at Woodward and Kenllworth ave- 
nues, and the other at Woodward and Phila- 
delphia avenues. The former will seat 1,500 
and the latter 1,200, both to be completed by 
the middle of October. 



The engagement of the Bonatelle Stock 
starts at the Garrlck July 6. Opening attrac- 
tion will be "The Morals of Marcus." Includ- 
ed In the cast will be Corliss Giles, Robert 
Adams, Roxane Lansing, Leonora von Ottlnger, 
William Prlngle, Raymond Bloomer, Lynn 
Pratt, Stuart Walker, Ferris Lorlng and Kath- 
leen Conegys. 



Picture fllmB will no longer be censored un- 
til after they are shown In local theatres. 
Heretofore Lester Potter, official police censor, 
would pass on pictures before they were shown 
In the theatres. 



HONOLULU, H. I. 

By EL. C. VAUGHAlf. 

Honolulu, June 16. 

BIJOU (Mgr. J. H. Magoon).— George Webb 
and the Players All-Star Company In "Alias 
Jimmy Valentine." Business good. 

EMPIRE. Liberty, Hawaii, Popular. Ameri- 
can, pictures. 



The Players All-Star Co. will close Its sea 
son July 4. They will tour the other Islands 
before returning to the Coast. 



The Juveuile Bostonlans will arrive here 
July 1, and open at the Bijou. July fl. The 
Bostonlans are en route to the Orient. 



Sam Blair and Mrs. Blair (Mae Taylor) ar- 
rived June l.*>. Mr. Blair will present pictures 
at the Liberty. 



J. C. Cohen, treasurer of the Honolulu Con 
solidated Amusement Co., has again entered 
the political field. He is now running for 
n.ayor of Honolulu. 



More than a score of Cleveland chorus girls 
who are members of burlesque shows, will 



A theatre Is being built for the Honolulu 
Consolidated Amusement i'n„ at Walluku, on 
the Island of Maui. 



First Tango 
Dancers 



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KANSAS CITY. 

II > 11. M. CHOUSE. 

EMPRESS (Dan McCoy, mgr. ) .— "Creo, 
regular mystery ; 4 The Punch", good sketch 
mighty well acted ; Victoria Trio, big ; Bob 
Hall, laughs ; Cherry & Malone, pleased ; Louis 
Granat, excellent ; Pope & Uno, fine. 

AUDITORIUM (Meta Miller, mgr. ) .—Stock. 
"Mrs. Temple's Telegram." Last week, big 
crowds. 

ELECTRIC PARK.— Pryor's Band. 

FA1RMOUNT PARK.— Cabaret. 



Mack and Huber Is a new act formed here 
last week. Harry Huber is at the piano and 
'Earl Mack does female impersonations. 



Joe Donegan, who will manage the Century 
again this year, left Friday for New York 
to confer with the burlesque powers. 

Roscoe C. Humphrey and Nora Saxe, both 
members of the Susanne Carter Co., were mar- 
ried in Sallna, Kas., last week- 

J. D. Thatcher taken the road again this 
week. In the interest of Warner's Features out 
of the Kansas City office. 



Francis LaMont and Dot Brown of the Bessie 
Deno Co. were married last week in Osawato- 
mie, Kas. 



Margaret Stockford has Joined Angell's Com- 
edians. 



Frank Grouard has Joined the Karl Simp- 
son Co. playing one nlghters In Kansas. 

LOS ANGELES. 

By GUY PRICK. 

ORPHEUM (Clarence Brown, mgr.; U. B. 
O.).— Week 22, Eddie Foy & Foys, head. 
Quite unique. Harry B*. Lester, very good ; 
Mathews, Shane & Co (hold-over), good; Bes- 
sie Wynn (hold-over) ; Robert T. Haines 4k 
Co.; Oterlta (hold-over), much applause; 
Henrietta de Serris and ModelB, pleaftfng, well 
received; Lillian Shaw (hold-over), good. 

PANT AGES (Carl Walker, mgr.).— Week 
22, Pony Moore ft Co., entertaining; J. Crapo 
ft Co., good, but stuff too "high broked," not 
appreciated here ; 'Musical Quartet, four girls, 
fair ; Brown ft Jackson, fair ; Frank Burch, 
good. 

EMPRESS (Deane Worley, mgr.; S-C). — 
Week 22. Ellis, Nowlan ft Co., big hit; Porter 
White ft Co., did well with emotional portion ; 
Bijo Russell, fair; Johnson, good. 

HIPPODROME (Lester Fountain, mgr.; 
Western States).— Week 22, "Virtue," a story 
of a good woman retrieving her husband from 
clutches of bad woman, by Myrtle Vane ft Co., 
headlined, and makes good impression ; Jane 
O'Roarke ft Broderlck, substituted "Jealousy" 
for "Fifth Commandment" to avoid conflict 
with "Virtue," sketch caused much merriment; 
Misuma, Japanese, clever ; Roberts and Far- 
low, good ; "Happy School Days" week's "girl 
act," amused. 

REPUBLIC (Al. Watson, mgr. ; agent, Bert 
Levey).— Week 22. "His Sister's Honor," dra- 
matic, by Al Watson A Co.. well liked ; The 
Malcotnls. fair ; De Fay ft Moore, fair ; Davis, 
Allen ft Davis, hit; Wilbur Harrington ft Co., 
good. 

William T. Kahler, "musical buncoman," 
convicted of having swindled several women 
of their savings by selling them drums un- 
der pretense that there was a demand for 
women drummers, and that he would teach 
them in a few weeks and get them positions, 
was sentenced to five years in San Quentln 
prison, June 25,- by Judge Qrald. Kahler gave 
notice of an appeal. 

C. William Kolb. of Kolb and Dill, arrived 
at Los Angeles, yesterday. He is here prim- 
arily to arrange for Kolb and Dill pictures, 
and expects to close a deal before he leaves, 
where he and his partner Max Dill, and com- 
pany will come here for several weeks stay 
In producing pictures. 

Kid McCoy was appealed to the other day 
at Venice, to help arrest two men who had 
stolen robes from an automobile. They didn't 
want to go with McCoy, but the Kid soon 
convinced them there was no alternative. He 
was then appointed deputy sheriff. 

MILWAUKEE. 

By P. G. MORGAN. 

CRYSTAL (William Gray, mgr., agent, T. 
B. C). — Cal Stewart, Immense hit; "Hiring 
a Maid," good : Elsie Stlrk, pleased : Arno 
Troupe, good ; The Nellos, excellent. Summer 
business good. 



IT COSTS YOU NOTHING 

to investigate and prove what 1 say. 1 am not a fakir. I know what 
I advertise. 1 don't promise you everything. I build. I have the houses^ 
not one, but twenty left, right now, ready to move in, out of a hundred. 
I will take you to my property any day free of cost. 1 want to prove to 
you what I advertise. My office is same address for past 12 years. I, 
have never foreclosed on any of my customers. I aim to please. I can 
show you hundreds in the profession who have bought. Send to office 
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Total Price only $2200. You will see the difference if you visit my 
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DAVIDSON (Charles C. Newton, mgr.).— 
Davidson Stock Co., In "The Governor's Lady" 
to excellent business. 



Harry E. Billings, press agent for the Ma- 
jestic during the regular season, and Robert 
H. Beverung, treasurer of the same bouse, 
were playing both ends against the middle 
this season and getting away with it. They 
Incorporated the Berung Bros. Own Shows, a 
circus, Mr. Billings running pictures In the 
big time house while Mr. Beverung and his 
brother, Erwln, assistant treasurer of the cir- 
cus, handled the tented attractions. If weath- 
er was fine the circus did business all around 
the state. If bad the theatre got It, so these 
promoters got 'em both coming and going. 
But the combination lost half this week when 
a severe storm tore the tents to shreds while 
showing In Wauwatosa, a suburb, badly dam- 
aged everything else moveable and nearly took 
all the animal acts when a gasoline torch 
was blown Into the hay In the stock tent, 
bringing the circus season to an abrupt end. 

Frank Cook, manager of the Orpheum ever 
since the Saxe Interests secured It as the New 



Star, which played Western Wheel burlesque, 
has resigned to become general manager of the 
F. O. Nielsen Quality Feature Film Co. He 
is a film expert and had been with the Saxe 
people for ten years. 

"The Passing Show of 1018." has been 
booked Into the Davidson for three nights and 
two matinees beginning July 0. During that 
week the Davidson Stock will occupy the Schu- 
bert, from which the company Just moved. 

NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. SAMUEL. 

HIPPODROME (Jake Miller, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. 

MAJESTIC (John L. Lenfant, mgr.).— 
Vaudeville. 

SPANISH FORT (M. Sloan, ip.tr. ).— PacJct- 
tl's Band and Dansant. 

ALAMO (Will Ouerlnger. mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. 



The Hippodrome, with a policy of minor 
vaudeville and pictures, opened to a goodly 
Assemblage Sunday afternoon. 



H. C. Fourton. manager of the Lafayette 
the past season, has accepted a summer posi- 
tion with Jake Wells that calls for a general 
supervision of the Wells circuit. 

Eugene Walter and his wife, Charlotte 
Walker, accompanied by their children, Beat- 
rice and Katherlne Haiden, whose father, a 
Practicing physician of Houston, Tex., was 
liss Walker's first husband, have been In 
New Orleans for several days. Miss Walker 
will visit her parents at Qalveston, while 
Walter fishes in the Louisiana bayous. Wal- 
ter Is working on a play called "The Knife." 
and the dramatization of Jack London's "The 
Call of the Moon" and "The Little Shepherd 
of Kingdom Come." Walter boosted the 
Friars' Club to local newspapermen, adding 
the tour of the organization next May would 
include New Orleans. He says he Is going 
to contribute a one-act tragedy to the enter- 
tainment. 

C. W. Slater, of Dallas. Tex., has been ap- 
pointed general district manager of the South- 
ern Feature Film Ass'n. 

Will Ouerlnger, general manager of the 
Flchtenberg enterprises, returned from Pensa- 
cola, where he superintended the opening of the 
Isis theatre, easily the finest picture theatre 
South. 



One Fabacher has taken over the lease of 
the Dreamland, a small time, split-site pic- 
ture theatre. 

The local Rialto awakened from Its summer 
l««thargy today with the announcement and 
pronouncement that Sage Rose has taken over 
the Bush Hotel, formerly passed up by the 
National Board of Censorship. Rose has been 
a gambler in theatrical hotels. Started by 
renting the rear room of a cottage to an ac- 
tor, eventually running It up Into a rooming 
house. He put the winnings into a small time 
r»0-room affair and cashed in enough to "sit 
in" at the Bush. Rose promises that all 
sheets and pillow slips will be first run on 
room release days, adding a supplementary 
pledge that the lunch In the drinkery will be 
as free as the air one breathes a sigh for. 
An electric sign labeled the New Hotel Ran- 
son will project from the place, supporting and 
sporting the full name each and every bulb 
working one continuous shift the night 
through, it matters not the expense. 

PHILADELPHIA. 

BY J. J. III'HNKS. 

KEITH'S (Harry T. Jordan, mgr. ; agent, 
U. B. O.). — A notable lack of variety Is the 
outstanding feature of this week's show at 
Keith's, much of which was received without 
any display of enthusiasm Monday afternoon. 
The bill was shortened by the failure of Ward 
and Cullen to appear, having been billed for 
No. 2 spot. The best results from the audi- 
ence were obtained by Nonette, the violinist, 
and Elizabeth Murray. Ernie and Ernie, a 
monopede and a girl, were in the first spot 
billed as "Three Feet of Comedy." Opening 
with a song In Dutch costume the female 
member of the act played against the oppo- 
sition by the late arrivals. Dancing and 
acrobatics follow In good style, winning some 
applause by a strong finish. Redford and 
Winchester have an amusing and excellent act 
with burlesque and expert Juggling, and were 
much appreciated. A dancing act which fur- 
nished a novelty in the costume of the male 
member was given by Vivian Ford and Harry 
Hewitt. The setting represents a polar scene 
and Hewitt makes his appearance dressed as 
a Polar bear. Even without this costume the 
dancing would have been a hit principally 



Caroline B. Nichols 



And her Orchestra 



The Fadettes 
of Boston 

AT LIBERTY JULY 13th 

Wire for terms, etc., 
CAROLINE B. NICHOLS, 

Edelweiss Cafe, Detroit, Mich. 



ONL NA o^r A N N D MISS JEANETTE DUPREE 



PRODUCING HER 
OWN SHOW 



AND HEIR OXA/iM 



I 



\A/ AINIT CHORUS GIRLS 

Send photograph, age, height and 
weight. 

Call Gaiety Theatre Building, 
fRoom 214) New York City 



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through the graceful and girlish figure of Mlaa 
Ford. Nonette, In the next spot, was a pro- 
nounced hit. her violin playing taking first 
honors up to that point on the program. 
Nonotte's singing pleased almost equally and 
her success was greatly aided by the excellent 
accompaniments of Jerry Jarnagln. Lydell, 
Rogers and Lydell In "A Native of Arkansas" 
wanted much time nt the beginning of their 
act with Ineffective talking. The eccentrio 
dancing and humor of the comedy member 
are the biggest assets, but there la much that 
falls far short of this part In quality. The 
reception given William Ingersoll, who ap- 
peared with a company of two in "On the 
Market," a dramatic playlet by John Meehan, 
could best be described as an ovation. As a 
former leading man of the Orpheum Players 
Mr. Ingersoll won great popularity and his 
only appearance here since leavi ng th e stock 
company was with Ethel Barrymore In 
"Tante' r a few months ago. The playlet was 
cordially received largely through the person- 
ality of Ingersoll, but It Is by long odds an 
unsuitable vehicle for vaudeville. Elisabeth 
Murray's singing and gestures registered 
solid. She sang three numbers with excellent 
effect and gave "Dixie" aa an encore. Keno 
Walsh and Melrose gave satisfaction In the 
closing number. 

GRAND (F. O. Nixon NlrdUnger, mgr. ; 
agent U. n. O.). — "The Count Von Strom- 
berg." a tabloid musical comedy, Is the head- 
liner this week of a good selection of sets. 
The tabloid kept the house entertained from 
beginning to end, the songs being enlivening, 
and there is a group of bright young girls In 
the chorus. Johnny Dooley and Yvette Rugel. 
Phllftdelphlans. offered a bright assortment of 
singing and comedv and were given an excellent 
reception. The Gordon Brothers with their 
fighting kangaroo did a unique boxing set In 
which bag punching was a good feature. The 
kangaroo showed the results of excellent train- 
ing and his powerful end active legs kept the 
Gordons dodging In lively fashion. Freds and 
Primrose won applause with their comedy 
talk and singing. Tom Kuma. Jap contortion- 
ist, was well received, as were Pierre Pelletler 
and Co., in "10-40 West," a detective playlet 
alone familiar llnea. 

COLONIAL (F. O. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger. mgr.; 
agent. II B. O.).— "A Day'a Outing," with 
Rmmett Welch and a company of singers, Is 
the top offering at the Colonial, having been 
seen in the past few weeks at various other 
houses about town. Welch's singing of his 
original songs won approval. "Fun In a 
Restaurant" Is the billing of the Agousts. a 
remarkably good luggllng combination. Benny 
Franklin. Phlladelphlan. with his three young 
girls, the youngest about four years old, were 
interesting and pleasing In popular songs. 
Mile. Peyranl and her dogs and birds were 
mlldlv amusing. Joe Kelsey, one of the nu- 
merous "Kings of Ragtime," was a good fea- 
ture with his songs and Impersonations. 
Arthur Oearv also had singing as his portion, 
his offering being of an operatic nature. 

OI/)TTE (Fred DeBondy. mgr. : agent. IT. B. 
O). Exposition Four. Six Berlin Madcaps, 
Carson and Wlllard. Mott and Maxfleld. Tom 
Kvle and Co.. Grace Gibson and Co., Melvlna 
Trio. 

NIXON (Fred O. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger. mgr.: 
aaent. IT. B. O.). — Josle Flvnn's Minstrel" 
Misses. Doctor McDonald and Co., Kelsey, 
Conbov and Co.. Morse and Hill. Three Trou- 
badours. Llttlejohn. 

OATETY.— Stock burlesque. 

The Troeadero closed Saturday night after 
n short summer season of stock burlesnue. 
Opens Aug. 22 w'th Progressive Wheel attrac- 
tions. 

"The Housewarmem." with Johnny Rugel 
nnd Yvette Rugel. Phlladelnhlans. sails for 
Eurone Julv IK. The act. which has been en- 
gaged for the Moss-Stoll Tour, carries a com- 
pany of twelve. 

Lou Anger and Sonhve Barnard playing 
here last week, had n narrow ea^ape from seri- 
ous lnlurv ln*t Thursday nleht when tbelr 
automobile collided with a trollev car. The 
mnchlne was thrown against a telegranh pole 
nnd the side was crushed. Mr. and Mrs. 
Annror and two friends were In the car. All 
were shaken up hut not Injured. 

The Good Templars a temperance organiza- 
tion, meeting here this week, mourned the 
fact that the movies cut down the attendance 
at their lodge meetings. 

S. Greenberg Is about to start work on the 
erection of a fine movie house at 38th and 
Chestnut streets, a fine residential neighbor- 
hood. The house Is to be of glazed terra 
cotta and to have a seating capacity of 1.300. 

Plans for the opening of the season of the 
Little theatre indicate a high brow policy. 
Mr*, rteulnh F. Tav. the minaeT of th*» 
house, has called to her aid a committee of 
advisers who are In a position to be a great 
asv|stance in a financial as well as an artistic 
wav. The house will be under the direction 
of P. Iden Payne, of the GFayetv theatre. Man- 
chester. Enelnnd. who was connected with the 
Fine Arts theatre. Chlcaeo. last season. Among 
the members of the resident comnanv will be 
Marv Servoss. Tnn Ma^laren. Whltford. Kane. 
Wallls rinrk. Hilda Englund and Marguerite 
Hertz 



Lllllnn Desmonde. singer In vaudeville, 
whose home is In this city. In 111 In Norfolk. 

Vn. 

.Tack P>rry has been appointed manager of 

|i, ( , (\\\, ■•" 'uir'i'i'" 1 '!"" \\'tili-, t p Miller w'"»«" 

'^•ath occurred recently. Mr. Perry has had 
'jo vmirs' experience In burlesque and Is 

\«M.-lv k'nwn through hi: - , r.ong ■ , .uccev>- 1 "The 
ritv of noo7c." 



SPOKANE. 

AUDITORIUM (Charles York, mgr, agent, 
N. W. T. A.).— 8-», William T. Hodge. 

ORPHEUM (Joseph Muller. mgr., agent, ft- 
C).— Week of 20th, La Jolle Deodlma. ap- 
proved ; Pearl A Irene Sans, delighted ; Wil- 
liam Lampe A Co., good playing In nice 
sketch ; Tom Waters, entertained ; Malvern 
Coralques, hit. 

PANTAOE8 (E. Clarke Walker, mgr., agent, 
direct).— Week 21st, The Gibsons, good cycl- 
ing ; Amedlo, skillful : Godfrey ft Henderson, 
clever ; Maldle DeLong, delighted ; Imperial 
Grand Opera Company, triumph. 

SPOKANE (Sam W. B. Cohn. mgr.; agent, 
Fisher).— Week 21. first half, Roques A Fl- 
none, Cuttell Brothers, Tom 8t. Gaudens ; sec- 
ond half, King Baxter, Tom St. Gaudens, Mabel 
Merrltt. 

A building permit has been taken out by the 
Casino to cover remodeling to cost $1000. Of- 
fices and projection rooms are being enlarged 
and new equipment Installed. 



Pathe's weekly, no longer under the control 
of the General Film Company, has been hooked 
Independently for the Casino, a General Film 
house. 



A Judgment of $300 damages against the 
Hayward-Larkln outdoor advertising company 
and another of $11 against the Frank B. Gregg 
Printlne Company have been won by the Cy- 
clohomo Amusement Company. The Amuse- 
ment Company sued each firm for $20,000, 
alleging that, during a strike of picture opera- 
tors at the Malestlc, the Hayward-Larkln com- 
pany circulated and the Greag concern printed 
libelous posters, declaring the theatre unsafe 
because the machines were In the hands of 
non-union employes. 

The city ordinance which forbids smoking 
back-stage or In the dressing rooms of any 
theater continues to hit the traveling play- 
folk hard, although every house Is plastered 
with notices warning against the practice. 
While "The Parsing Show of 1013" was play- 
ing at the Auditorium. Ernest Hare, one of 
the principals, and Sam Leman. a musician, 
were arreted for violation of the act. Each 
posted a $10 cash bond, forfeited later bv non- 
appearance In court. R. Scala. a member of 
Mme. Doree's Imperial Grand Opera company, 
playing at the Pantages, was arrested the 
next day. The entire comoany went Into 
court to attend the trial. Scala Is unable to 
speak English and Mme. Doree appeared for 
him in a Portia role. He was fined $1 and 
costs. 



ST. LOUIS. 

Bv F. F. AWFFWOER. 

FOREST PARK HIGHLANDS (George Haf- 
ferkamp. mgr.). — Eugene Bernstein, classical 
piano musleale : Two Salvaggl" : Aileen Stan- 
ley : Butler Havlland and Alice Thornton : 
Barrows and Mllo, Josephine Dunfee, Caval- 
lo's Band out°1d*». 

EMPRESS THEATRE (C. P. Helb. mgr.).— 
First half: Feen*r and.Tolman. Paul Bauens. 
Lillian Doone and Co., George Lee, MMe. 
Martha and sisters. Last half: Emmetts Dogs. 
Nancv Neville. Charmlon Trio, O. Herbert 
Mitchell. Morales Brothers. 

PARK.— Grace Van Studdlford In "The Gold- 
en Butterfly." 

SUBURBAN— Joe Howard and Mable Mr- 
Cane In "The Manicure Shop." 

NEW OR AND CENTRAL— Pictures 

MANSION'S. - Stanley Stock 



Bnhhv Morrow, manager of the Trorndero, 
was given a testimonial banquet Thursday 
night at Stern's cafe. 



TORONTO. 

Pv WAWTI.FV 

SHEAS (J. Shea. mgr.). — The premiere of 
the prize play, "Madonna of the Louvre." by 
H. B. Osborne, had a place Mondav night, 
and Adele Blood scored strongly In the lead- 
ing rolt with her fine emotional powers. H. 
Cooper-Cllffe. the new leading man. was ad- 
mirable In the leading male character, and 
the balance of the cast were seen to advantage. 
Miss Blood wore some marvels of the dress- 
maker's art and th«» play was finely staged. 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L Solman. mgr.).— 
The Bonstelle Players presented "Little Lord 
Ftun" n rnv." wlt>' Thorn -tq Ponton Crnah^n In 
the title role, and the presentation was warm- 
ly received. 

PRINCESS (O. B. Sheppard. mgr.).— Percy 
Haswell and her company made merry In 
"Scv*»n Days." 

LOEWS YONOE STREET (J. Bernstein. 

mif. : ngent. Lo»>w V "Whnn Women R'»l*»" 

a brleht, smart playlet, well acted ; Marie 
Russell, pleasing novelty : Four Avallas. 
clever : Willie Hale & Brothers, skillful ; 
Pisnno & Plnglvm. cntrrtnlnlne : Donley * 
Fvrivn *»^nd- Armstrong & Ford, n hit: Alf 
Rlnnn. pleased. 

HTPpoDROVF (A. C. McArdle. mgr : agent. 
V. B O.). — Mme Marie and her Burle«oue 
Clrcns. excellent: Grace Edwards a fnvnrlte; 
Primrose Four, atronglv received : Th* Roedera. 
dnrlng; Leodore^Bambers. pleased; Dean Fay, 
funnv : Mack A Irwin, good. 

Pir , *V^R (V T. *-«v, Tr>«T • n«».<nt. ririeinl 

Blrslev ft Edwards. Al Hupple. Florence 
Lvnn. Two La Marks. Llorenee Hughes. Tom 
Mn«nn. 

CRYSTAL (C. Rnhson. mer : agent. OrlfUn). 

Fletcher A Virnes. Phanto, Jackson A 

Reeves. Jack HoliV. 

LA PLA7,\ (C. Wellsmnn. mgr.; agent. 
Orlffln) .— Rltter A Wels. Fiona. Fletcher A 
Barnes. Don Romnrl. 

TMNLONS POINT (L. Solman. mer.).— 
P*t Conn'nv's B«n^. lunhnr's Goat Circus. 

SCARPPO BIT ACT? PARK" <F T, Hubbard, 
mgr.).— -Dubano's Band. D'Albeanl ft Co. 

Ontario election returns were r^elved by 
special wires Monday nleht at the leading 
plnces of amusement, and the same were an- 
nounced to the audience as they were re- 
ceived. 



ADDRESS DEPARTMENT 

Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (July 6) 

The routes or addresses given below are accurate. Players may be listed in this 
department weekly, either at the theatres they are appearing in or at a permanent or 
temporary address (which will be inserted when route is not received) for $5 yearly, or if 
name is in bold type, $10 yearly. All players are eligible to this department. 



Adler A ArUne 601 B 176th Bt N Y 
Alexander Kids Keith's Philadelphia 
Ambler Bros Orpheum Oakland 
Anthony A Roe* Variety N Y 
Apollo 4 Kelth'a Philadelphia 
Arnaut Bros Hammerstelns NYC 



A Crawford Variety N Y 
Barnold'a Dog A Monkey Variety N Y 
Barnum Ducheas Variety N Y 
Big Jlaa F Bernstein 1411 Bway NYC 
Bimbos The Variety N Y 
Bowers Fred VAC* Variety N Y 
Bowers Walters A Crooker Her Majesty's 

Melbourne Aua 
Brady A Mahoaey 710 Lexington Ave Bklyn 
BroaaseJ A Baldwin Variety N Y 
Brooks Wallle Variety Chicago 
Bruce A Calvert Wigwam Ban Francisco 
Bach Bros Orpheum Fargo N D 
Buase Mlaa care Cooper 1410 Bway NYC 



Cammeron A O'Connor Keith's Philadelphia 
Cm Nat 10 Wellington 8q London Bng 
Carletta M SI 4 Livingston 8t Bklyn N Y 
Carlos Bros Forest Park St Louis 
Co dora t Riverside Ave Newark 
Clark A Verdi Orpheum Portland Ore . . . 
Claudius A Scarlet Variety N Y 
Cliff Laddie Orpheum Oakland 
Conlln Ray Orpheum Portland Ore 
Corradlnl F care Tauslg B 14 N Y C 
Cros* £ Josephine Empire London Bng 
Cullen James H Orpheum Los Angeles 



Darrell & Conway Orpheum Loa Angeles 
D'Arrllle Jeanette Montreal Indef 
De Felice Carlotta Variety San Francisco 
De Gasgoyne Cadets Sohmer Pk Montreal 
De Leon A Davles Orpheum Loa Angeles 
De Long Maldle Pantages Vancouver B C 
Devaux Hubert Hammerstelns NYC 
Devfne A Williams 27 W IZSd 8t N Y 
Du For Boys Brighton Brighton Bach 



Aa Adept in Jugglery 

WILFRID DU BOIS 



Gardiner Trio Orpheum San Francisco 

Georgette Temple Detroit 

Gibson Hardy Variety N Y 

Godfrey A Henderson Pantages Vancouver 

Gordon Jim A Elgin Girls Variety N Y 

Grasers The Temple Detroit 

Greea Ethel Variety N Y 

^ruber's Animals Temple Detroit 

Gyg! Ota Variety N T 



Hagans 4 Australian Variety N Y 

LOUISE BILLY 

HAMLIN and MACK 

Care Will Collins, 
Pantoa St, 



House, 
Eagjaad. 



Playing for W. V. M. A. 



Bbellag Trio 10 Hudson PI Hoboken N J 
Eldrldge Lieut Lyric Birmingham 
Ellaabeth Mary Variety London Bng 
"Eloping" Lyric Birmingham 
El Ray Sisters Music Hall Brighton Beach 
Rmmett Mr A Mm Hogh J 227 W 46th St N 1 



Fagan A Byron eare Cooper 1416 Bway N Y 
F «7F Wm (The Frog) Palais d'Ete Brussels 

Belgium 
Fields Teddy Variety N Y 

Frank J Herbert MIS University Ave NYC 
Frey Henry 1777 Madison Ave NYC 



Hamilton Jean Variety N Y 

Harrah Great 0747 Osgood St Chicago 

HavUeaa The Variety New York 

Hayama 4 Variety N Y 

Hayward Stafford A Co Variety N Y 

Haywards The White Rats N Y 

Hermann Adelaide Hotel Plerrepont NYC 



Imhoff Conn & Coreene Variety N Y 
Inge Clara Variety N Y 
Ishlkawa Japs Variety N Y 



Jackson Joe Hammerateln NYC 
Jarvla A Harrison Lyric Birmingham 
Johnstons Musical Variety London 



Kammercr & Howlund Orpheum Ogden 
Keullng Edgar Louis Variety N Y 
Kingston Chester Majestic Chicago 
Kingston World Mlndell Orpheum Circuit 
Klutlng's Animals Morrisons Rockaway Beach 
Kramer A Morton Orpheum San Francisco 
Kramers The Majestic Chicago 



La Count Bessie care Bohm 1147 Bway N Y 
Lamb's Manikins Hippodrome Cleveland 
Le Clair A 81mpson Sohmer Pk Montreal 
Leonard Bessie 110 Townsend Ave New Haven 
Lea Junts Keith's Philadelphia 
Lewis Henry Orpheum San Francisco 



FRANK LE DENT 

JULY 13, RECENT, SALSFORD, ENC. 

Llbby A Barton Brighton Brighton Beach 



l-EXoVU 

Original "Rathskeller Trio* 
Care VARIETY, London 

Leslie Bert A Co V C C New York 



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Address Department 

May be changed weekly. 

ONE LINE, $5 YEARLY (52 times). 

Name in bold face type, same space and time, $10. 

Send name and address, permanent, route or where playing, 
with remittance, to VARIETY, New York. 

(If route, permanent address will be inserted during any open time) 



VARIETY 



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VAUDEVILLE 



The Beat Small Tim* in the Far Wast. Steady Consecutive Work for Novelty Feature Acts 

EXECUTIVE OFFICES, ALCAZAR THEATRE BLDG., SAN FRANCISCO 

PLAYING THE BEST IN VAUDEVILLE 

THE WEBSTER VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT 

CHICAGO Suite 2t 1M North La Salle St. JENNY WEBSTER, Prop. 

Affiliated with EDWARD J. FISHER, INC., Seattle; BERT LEVY CIRCUIT, San Francisco 

GEORGE H. WEBSTER, General Manager 

Harry Riekards' Tiveli Theatres. Limited 

AUSTRALIA 

Capitol, $1,250,000 

HUGH McINTOSH 

Registered Cable Address: "HUGH 

Head Office: T1VOLI THEATRE, SYDNEY— Al TRALJA 

^"""notice!" 

PAUL SCHULTZE 

Theatrical, Variety and Circus Agency. 

Established 1882. 
LONDON: 8, St. Martin's Place, W. C, Trafal- 
gar Square. _ . 
BERLIN S. W. 48: 31, Friedrichatrasse. Tele- 

Blanche Leslie 

PLAYING LOEW CIRCUIT. 



>SH, Governing Director 

HUGHMAC" and "TIVOLIAN," Sydney 



Write or Wire 



J. H. ALOZ 

Booking Agency. 
Orpheum Theatre Bldg., 



MONTREAL, P. Q 



Smith Cook a Brandon Orpheum Circuit 
Stafford A Stone Echo Farm Nauriet N T 
Stanton Walter Variety N Y 
8t Elmo Caxlottn Variety M T 
Stevens Leo Variety N T 



Llttlejohn The Variety N T 
Lowes Two Variety N Y. 



Manny a Roberta Variety London 
Maye * Addle Variety N T 
Maye Leelee Variety New York 
MeCree Jamie Columbia Theatre Bldg N Y 
Meredith Stolen ISO W 61st St N Y C 
Middleton a Spellmeyer Preeport L I 
Morrte a Beaaley Loew Circuit 
Musette 414 Central Park West N Y 

N 

Nestor a Delberg Loew Circuit 

Nlblo a Spenser 86S lzth St Bklyn 

Nlehol Sisters care Dejmar 1461 Bway NYC 

Nonete Hammersteins NYC 

Nugent* .1 C Co Temple Detroit 



Oltoit Chris Ramona Pk Grand Kaplds 
Ot«-rit.i La Belle Fountalne Pk Louisville 



PhIIhiImtr's Bears Orpheum Portland Ore 
Peer* The Temple Detroit 
Primrose 4 Palace N Y C 



Reeves Blllle Variety London 
Rellly Charlie Variety San Francisco 
Rslsner a Gore Variety N Y 
Rcnards 8 Variety N Y 



W. E. Ritchie and Co 

THE ORIGINAL TRAMP CYCLIST 
Luna Park, Brussells. 



Rlee Hasel 7000 State St Chicago 
Rlchardlnl Michael 10 Leicester Sq London 
Richmond Dorothy Hotel Wellington N Y 



EARL TAYLOR aid ETHEL ARNOLD 

Putting Over Songs 

Dir. JAS. B. McJCOWEN. 
Chester Park, June 28. 

"Telephone Tangle" Hendersons Coney Island 

Texloo Variety N Y 

"The Pumpkin Girl" 904 Palace Bldg NYC 

"The Temptress" Hammersteins NYC 

Trevato Morris a Fell 149S Broadway N Y 

Thurston Leslie Variety N Y 

Trlx Helen Variety N Y 



Valll Muriel a Arthur Variety N Y 
Van Billy B Van Harbor N H 
Vlellnsky Variety N Y 



NED WAYBURN 

AGENCY 
4t CBANBOCBNE ST., LONDON, W. C. 

Cable Address. Yawden-London 
JE88B FREEMAN, Mana ger 

Welch Ben Hendersons Coney Inland 

Wheeler & Wilson Ramona Pk Grand Rapids 

White & Jason Forest Pk St Louis 

Will & Kemp Orpheum Oakland 

Wills Nat Lyric Birmingham 

Wilson Doris & Co Orpheum San Francisco 

Wilton Bros Lyric Birmingham 

Work Frank 102!» K 2!>th St Bklyn N Y 

Wright * Dietrich Majestic Chicago 



Zoda & Hoot Keith's Boston 

Zoeller Edward care Cooper Mlti Bway NYC 



WM. 



MAUD 



ROCK and FULTON 

Featured In "The Echo" 
Direction Anderson Oalety Co. 



Roehms Athletic Girls Variety Cilcago 
Ronalr ft Ward Variety N Y 
Robs ft Ashton Variety N Y 



Sheuu Al Variety New York 



CIRCUS ROUTES 



HARXUM-BAILKY. ■:',. Onoonta. N. Y. ; 4 
f'arbondale, Pa. ; <». Wllllamsport ; 7, Du BoIh 
S. Warren ; 0, Jamestown, X. V. ; 10, Erie. Pa. 
11. Youngstown. O. 

ITAGENBKCK- WALLACE.- -'',. Ilea Moines 
la. ; 4. Perry; (!. Sioux City; 7, Council Bluffs; 
K, Omaha. N'eb. : 0, Urn oln ; 1<> Nebraska 
Cltv ; 1 1 Clarendon, In 

101-UANCII. .:-!. Baltimore. Mil.; <; H H r- 



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THE GRIFFIN CIRCUIT 

THE HIDE-AWAY BIG TIME CIRCUIT 

Direct booking agent, PETER F. GRIFFIN, Griflln Theatre Bldg., Toronto, Canada 

MONTREAL OFFICE, 41 St. Catherine St. East 

BUFFALO OFFICE, 121 Franklin St. 

Freeman Bernstein 



Manager, Promoter and Producer of Vaudeville Acts 

5th Floor, PUTNAM BUILDING NEW YORK 
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT Cable, "Freeborn,' 

Phone, Bryant 1114 



New Yorh 



BRENNAN - FULLER Vaudeville Circuit 

(AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND) 

AFFILIATIONS WITH SOUTH AFRICA AND INDIA 

BEN J. FULLER, Governing Director 

A. R. SHEPARD 

GENERAL REPRESENTATIVE, 411 PANTAGES THEATRE BLDG., SAN FRANCISCO 



of all performers going to Europe make their steamship arrangements through 
us. The following have: 



^aW+^P *^ Aerial Shaws, St. Onee Troupe, Lcs Silvas, Edith Sinclair, Steward and 

Fitzgibbons, Scott Bros., Jean Sloane, Gladys Sears, Spalding 
(Male Patti), The Seldom*, Schichtel Bros., Billy Stewart, Sharp and Wilkes, Stoddard and 



and Riego, Stuart 



Haynes 

PAUL TAUSIG A SON, 144 E. 14th St., New Yorh City. 
German Savings Bank Bldg. Teleph 



Stuy vesaat 13** 



ITS 



UNITED SCENIC ARTISTS' ASSN. Inc. 

2s7 WEST UTH STREET, NEW YORK CITY 
Announces It now has an exclusive Booking- Agency for Scenic Artists (members) at the 
above headquarters. 

MANAGERS will And it to their advantage to come to this Association for Artists 
and Assistants for Scenic Studios, Stock Theatres, Moving Picture Studios, Etc. Cell, 
write or *phone to Boohing Department, United Scenic Artists' Association, 247 West S4th 
Street. Telephone 4714 Greeley. 



risburg, Pa. ; 7, Lancaster ; 8, Morrlstown ; 0. 
Pottstown ; 10, Allentown ; 11 Pottsvllle. 

RINGLING.— 8. Aurora. 111.; 4, Raelne. 
Wis. ; 0, Madison ; 7, Fondulac ; 8, Sheboy- 
gan ; 9, Manitowoc ; 10, Hamilton ; 11, Green 
Bay. 

SELLS-FLOTO.— 8, Mitchell, 8. D. ; 4. Sioux 
Falls ; 0-7, Minneapolis, Minn. ; 8, St. Paul : 
!>, St. Cloud ; 10, Fargo, N. D. ; 11, Grand 
Forks. 



LETTERS 

Where (' follows name, letter is in 
Variety's Chicago office. 

Where S F follows name, letter is in 
Variety's San Francisco office. 

Advertising or circular letters will 
not be listed. 

V following name indicates postal, 
advertised once only. 



Abbey Lyman 
Adams Fred 
Adams Mabelle 
Adams Phil E 
AdRle (C) 

Ambrose Mary (SF) 
Anthony Joe 
Armstrong Betty 
Armln Walter 
Augoust Wallace 
Austin Darr 

B 
Bantoa Rena 
Bards 4 
Barlow Hattle 
Barnes A Asber 
Barnes A Fulton 
Barton James D 
■ <•• >i i c » 

Bell A Ward 
Belmont Delia (C) 
Bennett J 
Bernard & Edwards 

(C) 
Bernlc Mr 
Bernlvlcl Bros 
Bertrand Bert 
Bidding Stella 

I' iinlH) Cl< ■« (C | 

Binley A Edwards 
Id,... \i"rray 
Body Sam 
Bouolark 
Boyd Billy (C) 
Brlsson Alex 
Brown Fred H 
Brown Lena 



Brown Walter 
Browne Maude 
Buckley Anna 
Burton A Burton 
nushell May 



Calem Bob 
Cameron Miss (C) 
Carlton Mr 
Carr Wm H (C) 
Carter Daniel 
Catclz Mr 
Cate's Band 
Cheatham Alllc (SF) 
Churrhlll Estelle 
Clafln Josle 
("lark Bert 
Clark Hazel 
Cluyton Frank 
Clemens M (C) 
< "•■nni'l M;ii(Kle ((' ) 
Clifford Nell 
Collins Tom 
Cooley Mollis E (C) 
Cooper Ashley 
Copeland Walsh 
Cn-.vler Leo 
crumlt Mr 
Curran Thomas (P) 
Cushman Jack 



Dalbeanle Co 
Daley Ralph 
Dandy Ned 
Dart C M 
Davis Dora 
Dean Ruby 



Deane Phyllis (C) 
De Fur A Estes 
De Laoey Mabel 
Del Mont Al 
Do Vora Harvey 
Dickson H M 
Donovan Jas B (C) 
Dooley A F 
Dooley Ray 
Dorr Monroe A 
Doyle Beesle 
Dresner Jack 
Duff Sadie 
Dunlevy Joe 
Dupreece Leone 

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Edwards E (C) 
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Esmond Floe 
Eul John B 
Evans Ben 
Evans Clare 



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Falvey Joe 
Farrel Ed C (C) 
Fay Era 
Filller Leo (C) 
Fischer A Edmunds 

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Flo A Wynne (0) 
Folletto A Wirks (C) 
Forbes H 
Forbes Marlon 
Forest Amy 
Franklin Bennlc 
Freeman Lew 
Freer Grace (C) 
Freese Mr 

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Oeerlng B 

Gertnie Mayme 
Gibson Marlon (P) 
Gllmore F E 
God f red Maybellc 
Godfrey phil (C) 
Golden Grate (C» 
Goldlng A Keating 
CnldiuK A- Keatln;: t r , 
Gordau Steve 
Gordon Tom (C) 
Gordon Blanche 
Gordon John It 
Gordon Young 
Gorham A Phillips 
Gould Miss 



Grand fields Dancing 
G ratten Lawrence 
Gravel Joy (C) 
Graves Lillian 
Gray A Peters (P) 
Gregory Frank 
Guise Johnnie 
Gui «• Johnnie (C) 
Gygl Ota 

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Halner Carl 
llanlon Tom 
llanourt Leslie 
Harrington Ray 
Harris Dorothy 
Harvey Bert 
Harvey H L (C) 
Havelock Maxlmilan 
Hiwkins Buddy (C) 
Hawkins Miss O (C) 
Hawkins Jack (C) 

II i wiry E F 

Huyden Dorothy 
Hayes Edmond 
Hayes Jerry 
Haywood Gypsy 
Heath Bobby 
Herbert Mr 
Hildreth Helen 
Hills Molly 
Holmes George 
Holley O A (C) 
Holman Harry (C) 
lliiiiliins Richmond 
Hutehinson Willard 



Ireland Fre<1 
Ivy Jack 



lohnson Billy (C) 
Johnson A Mercer 
Jonathan 
Jordan Jules 
Jordon A Zeno 
Jnnnt Jennie 

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KIiihh Chns 
Kramer Ram 
Kullervo Bros 



Laydm Harry 

La Mac George 

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La Monte fyoulse 

Linn Franr. 

I.ii Tonka Phil (C) 

Im>> Hi Arnold 

Lenton Ollvo 



In the absence of novelty in Coney's summer parks, the crowds are tumbling Into the cabarets." VARIETY, June 12, 1914. 



PERRY'S BOWERY. 

"The Moulin Rouge of Coney." 

Now Presenting 

"The Dancers Paramount," 

Wallace and Hatfield. 

World's Greatest Coon Shouter, 

Billy Sharkey. 

The Gold Medal Melodists, Broadway Trio, 

Hanley, Lum and Smith. 

Also Maizie L'Estrainge, Jeul Vernon, Charles 

Miller and othera, including Ban Jo Wallace 

and hia orchestra. 



STUBENBORD'S SURF AVE. 
"Attracting Crowds" 
The Blue Ribbon Melodists: 



Agnes Shirley, 

Soprano. 
Anita Ryan, 

Contralto. 
Murray Stuart, 

Opera to Rag. 



Billy Allman, 

Lead. 
George Pervin, 

Baritone. 
Minnie Hoffman, 
Soprano. 
Jack Galvin, Pianist. 
In a Continuous Pot Pourrl of all the Rage 
Song Hits of All the World's Comic and 
Sentimental Singers. 



MORGAN'S BOWERY. 

"Coney's Fast Cabaret!" 
The Big Novelty, 
The Foolish Minstrels. 

Introducing Tom Franklin, Tubby Garron, 

Bull Lawrence, Harry McHendry, Johnnie 

Nestor, Bronco Burns, Jo Jo and Delaney and 

Others, Including the Famous Morgan Brass 

nnd String Orchestra, and Solo and Group 

Specialties 

By Entire Company. 



WHITING'S (SURF AVE.) 

"Everything here goea over with a bawf !" 
The Prize Glees— Frazer, Moran and Bunco. 
The Silver Tone Marvel-Wm. Scheffer. 
The Bijou Comedienne— Edith Le Monde. 
Web*r. Dolan and Fraser. 
The Star Rag Pianist— Lew Pollock. 
And Others, Presenting All the Latest 
Popular Song Hito and Ensemble Numbers 
from Leading Broadway Productions. 



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Back to the woolens, for winter has returned. 
Every time you io out you must take along 
overcoat, straw hat, ear muffs, boots, low 
shoes, umbrella and sunshade. You need them 
all in one day. 

Yes, I'm at the Hippodrome. Out this week. 
Next week I'm driving a coal cart for a friend 
of mine, the Sunday following my baggageman 
has put me in for the day and that week I have 
several odd jobs to attend to before I start on 
the Bus Driver's Circuit. Yes, I'm always 
working. 

Al Friend and Teddy Elbenn have at last 
settled their differences by poking each other 
for six rounds at the Ring. It was a good 
fight and brought peace. May it thusly be 
from now on. 

Uptheriverly Yours, 

Vardon, Perry and Wilber 

VARIETY, LONDON. 



Kenneth Casey 

known to the world as 

The Vitagraph Boy 

On Tour In Europe and Africa 
Address: Box 1S74, Jifcmti 
■yri, Sstitk Africa 




GEORGE BALDWIN 

Just cloeed two years' engagement as 
leading man with Valeska Suratt. Imme- 
diately engaged for next season for ROCK 
AND FULTON'S "CANDY SHOP.** 



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Le Veajr June 
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Lewis Harry 
Lindsay P 
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Littlejobn Frank 
Livingston Irving (P) 
Livingston ft Fields 
Lockwood Edltb 
Long Morey 
I^owande Manila 
Lowe Allen 
Lucier * ElUworth 
Ludwlg Prince (C) 



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Martelle Howard 
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Mcintosh Hugh 
McNeil Jack 
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Merles Cockatoos (C) 
Merlin (C) 
Metcalf James 
Meyers Eddy 
Mlksch Inez (SF) 
Miller Ro»e 
Mint Samuel 
Monlta Mme 
Montrose Otto (C) 
Morgan Chas A 
Mori Brow 
Mosch Ben (P) 
Mosler Marie 
Murray Hilly (C) 
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Nash Mary Co 
Neff Elliott A 
Nelson Harry 
Nelson & Floye 
NelHoti Walter 
Nevlns & Gordon 
NIchloH George 
Noble Herman 



Northlane Edna 



O'Neil Mlas M (C) 
Orthman Grace (SF) 
(Jshler Al H 
Ozard Paul 



Cage Eddie E 
Paka Toots 
I'arker Mamie 
Pattl Gregg 
Pattln John F 
Payne Nina 
Perkins Walter 
Poole Maud 
Powder Saul 
Presk Johnson U 
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Prior Ernie <C) 
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Quirk Hilly 



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Six Chinese Wanden 
Lately Featured with Al 
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Announcement of the Coenine; 



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and Prop. Variety. Now York 



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NORTH BRANCH DEPOT- 
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TBI WorWt Matt Dyiaail Matieal DirtcloT 
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Now In their SEVENTH WEEK at the WIGWAM THEATRE. 

SAN FRANCISCO 

With their Big Musical Comedy Co. 

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Raeland Oscar 
Kazzllllanx Clark 
Rich Bertha 
Robinson Robert B 
Robins Frayne 
Roehms Ath Girls (C) 
Rogk Wm 
Rooney A Keen 
Rossinon' May 
Rowland Arthur (C) 
Rowland Flora 
Ryan Miss M (('» 



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Sawyrr & Ferrnt'H 

Sawyer Delia 

Scott \ WIIhoii Hi 

Shawn Dancing 

Sheldon 4i Kemp Sis 

Sheldon May 

Schuster Mrs Flo (C) 

Shield K W 

Slgler R C 

Simons ChaH K (C) 



SlmpHOD JuleH (SF) 
Somers Penln 
Stanton Will (C) 
Stewart Frank E 
Stillman Josefure 
Stuart Marie H 
Stoan Miss 
Stedman Fannie 
Sylvester Harry 



Taylor R F 
Terry Al 
Terry Ruth 
Tinley Elmer 
Tojettl Alice 
Tremaines Musical 3 



ViiidinolT & Louie (C) 
Vera Eleanor 
Vincent Gwynn 
Vine Dave 

Vinton & Muster- 



Wayne Chas 
Weber & Wilson 
Wheeler Bert 
Welch Rube 
Welsh & Francis 
Whiteside Ethel 
Wilber Norman 
Williams Andrew 
Williams Mollie 
Williams Muriel 
Wilkin W L 
Wilson Emmv 
Wilson J E (C) 



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Yohco Bob 
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CRIMINAL COPYRIGHT ACTION 
ENDED BY FINE IN U. S. COURT 



Judge Wellborn in Lot Angeles Sets Precedent in Matter of 
Vaudeville Sketch. Infringer Fined $100 and Costs, 
Pleading Guilty to Charge. Sullivan-Considine 
Circuit Played Infringed Sketch After Notifica- 
tions. Case Started Against It. 



Los Angeles, July 8. 

Judge Wellborn in the United States 

Court here yesterday fined Dan Flynn 

$100 and costs, upon Flynn's plea of 

guilty of violation of the Copyright 

Law. It is an important matter to the 
theatrical world and is said to estab- 
lish a precedent. 

William Cline. of the local Orpheum 
theatre, wrote a vaudeville sketch, 
called "Between Towns," and disposed 
of it to Flynn, whose proper name is 
Dan Bruce. Flynn agreed upon a cash 
consideration and stipulated for a 
royalty payment upon the use of the 
playlet. Royalty was paid for a short 
time, and then ceased on the statement 
of Flynn's that he had no further use 
for the piece. 

Later Cline heard Flynn was appear- 
ing in the east in a sketch, called 
"Between Trains." A comparison dis- 
closed that it was the original Cline 
manuscript with but a few minor 
changes. 

When rlynn arrived on the (oast 
while touring the Sullivan-Considine 
Circuit with the act. Cline had him 
arrested under the criminal clause of 
the copyright law. He was held in 
$750 bail, and when the case came up 
for trial, pleaded guilty. 

The Sullivan-Considine Circuit was 
notified by Cline of the infringement 
and requested not to play Flynn and 
the act on its time. The request wa> 
refused by the S.-C. Circuit, and (Mine 
is now proceeding against them, he 
having notified the Circuit people three 
separate times of the infringement it 
was permitting. Cline's case against 
the Circuit is said by the legal fra- 
ternity here to be stronger through the 



repeated notifications than that against 
the infringer. 



DOC. MUNYON DIVORCED. 

Philadelphia, July 8. 

"Professor" James M. Munyon, the 
medicine man, was granted a divorce 
in the local courts from his wife, Pau- 
line Louise Neff Munyon, who is play- 
ing in moving pictures in New York. 

At the time of their marriage six 
years ago the Doc was about 60 and 
his bride about 24 years old. 

Desertion was the ground for the 
divorce brought by Dr. Munyon. The 
suit was unopposed. 



PARKS ARE HOWLING. 

The parks through the east, par- 
ticularly New Kngland, are emitting 
one long wail as a result of the poor 
business for several weeks past, the 
weather being the principal cause of 
the howl. 

Rain and cold nights have been too 
prevalent to suit the managers and 
they are now praying for a long run 
of hot weather. 



Barelegged Divers. 

I lie New York theater ha* for an 
extra attraction this week six young 
women who dive into a tank with bare 
le^s. Xone of the girls is wearing 
any more clothes in the water turn 
than the law calls tnr. 

Hammerstein's may secure the at- 
traction for "Tin- Farm" on the roof. 
The act at the New York i> called the 
"Six Water Fillies." It was formerly 
known as "Karl's Diving Girls." Will- 
iam Morris slipped the scanty dress 
idea to Mr. Farl. for the New York 
engagement. 



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WHITE RATS ACTORS 9 UNION and 
ASSOCIATED ACTRESSES OF AMERICA, 



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MANNERS IN CHICAGO? 

Chicago, July 8. 

J. Hartley Manners is reported here 

on the scene of what is expected to 

he a very warm hattle over "Peg O' 

My Heart." Mr. Manners could not 

he located by the newspaper hoys the 

early part of the week, although it is 
almost a certainty he is in town, hav- 
ing arrived in New York last Sunday 
on the Rotterdam, and immediately 
leaving there for this city. 

Oliver Morosco, who placed "Peg" 
with Peggy O'Neil at the (iarrick, 
where it is now running, evidently ex- 
pects some busy court fray. He has 
retained Mayer. Austrian & Co., Chi- 
cago's biggest law firm, to look after 
his interests in any legal move Mr. 
Manners may make. 

It is reported from Los Angeles that 
Morosco says he will put a "Peg" 
show into Philadelphia next. Phila- 
delphia. Boston. Chicago and New 
York are the cities Mr. Manners, who 
wrote "Peg," insisted that his wife, 
Laurette Taylor, creator of the title 
role, play in the piece. She has ap- 
peared so far in New York only. 



ERLANGER TAKING IT EASY. 

A. L. Erlanger seems to have changed 
some of his personal ideas about his 
business. In other years he was al- 
ways on the job and appeared to be- 
lieve his presence was necessary every 
day at the office. 

Now it's different. Mr. Krlanger 
takes three days off each week, play- 
ing golf mostly, and has enjoyment in 
his brief respite from the office rou- 
tine 



BIG TIME AT ROYAL. 

The Royal theatre in the Bronx has 
been taken over from Frank Gersten 
by the B. F. Keith interests. It is 
said the big time vaudeville, formerly 
at the Keith's Bronx in that section, 
will be shifted to the Royal next sea- 
son, with the Bronx then devoted to 
small time or some other policy. 



Stella Mayhew Signs. 

Stella Mayhew renewed her eontract 

\« ith Arthur Hammerstein to reappear 

m "High links" next season. 

\t the same time it was agreed that 

Miss Mayhew and her husband. Billie 

Taylor, will appear in vaudeville at 

I lammerstcin's Victoria, for the first 

two weeks in August. 



If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



NOTHING DOING IN BOSTON. 

Boston, July 8. 
With the exception of the picture 
houses and one vaudeville house there 
i> nothing doing theatrically in this 
city at the present time. "Under 
(over" proved to be the survivor of 
the season. It had a remarkable run. 
< pening at the Plymouth Christmas, 
v eek and playing to good houses, a' 
tunes capacity, throughout the season, 
rinsing last Saturday night. 

The only other theatre which at all 
rivalled the Plymouth was the Colonial 
which played well into the summer 
months with "The Misleading Lady " 
This last-named show went far better 
than was expected. 



VARIETY 



BEATING OUT "BALDPATE" 

TO A LONDON PRODUCTION 



Charles Hawtrey Excited Over Rumor Walter Hackett't "10 

to 4," Due at Wyndhamt Within 10 Days, Carries Same 

Main Idea as "Baldpate" Piece, Which Hawtrey 

Is to Produce at Apollo in October. Hackett 

Play Never Seen on This Side. 



I Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 8. 

Charles Hawtrey is in a state of 
great excitement over his production 
of "Seven Keys to Baldpate" at the 
Apollo in October. Mr. Hawtrcy's 
nervous tension was brought about 
after the arrival of Walter Hackett a 
short while ago, upon Hackett arrang- 
ing with Allan Aynesworth to produce 
his (Hackett's) new farce never seen 
in America, and entitled "10 to 4," the 
piece to be first shown at Wyndhams 
within ten days. 

It is rumored that although the 
Hackett story differs from the "Bald- 
pate" play George M. Cohan wrote, 
the same main idea is involved, that 
pi a robbery committed and solved be- 
tween ten and four o'clock, eventuat- 
ing, that is, the way a detective would 
work it out. 



FROHMAN'S LONDON THEATRE. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 
r London, July 8. 

1 Charles Frohman is sailing Saturday 
on the Aquitania. 

He said yesterday: "I shall return 
here in November for four weeks in 
connection with the scheme of a the- 
atre which is in the hands of some 
people who propose I shall take it 
under my management." 



SAM BERNARD CLOSING. 

(Special Cable to Variety.) 

London, July 8. 

"The Belle of Bond Street" with 
Sam Bernard and Ina Claire, at the 
Adelphia since Decoration Day, will 
close July 17. Mr. Bernard will prob- 
ably return to New York on the Vater- 
land. 



AMERICAN'S PARIS HOUSE. 

.* Special Cable to VAniKTT.) 

London. July 8. 

The Jules Hurtig-M. S. Bentham 
American contingent now over here 
are organizing a corporation to take 
over the Empire theatre on the Boule- 
vard Hoffman. Paris. A wealthy 
American is backing the enterprise. 

Vaudeville at 10 cents to one dollar 
will be given season after next, it is 
said. The landlord has agreed to 
spend $100,000 in remodeling the the- 
atre to .bring the seating capacity to 
.".500. 



FAIR SUMMER REVUE. 

{Upettui vuble to Variety.) 

Paris, July 8. 

"Sans Cullote." a summer revue, was 
produced July 2 at the Folies Bcrgcre. 
which is to remain open during July 
under new management. The show 
was only fairly received. 

In the company are Valentine Tar- 
ault, (i. Lignercau and Brad as pro- 
ducer. Pelissier. Nelly Palmer. Cora 



Carey and L. de Landrey work hard to 
please. Miss Carey is the only Amer- 
ican. 

The Folies Bergere will have an- 
other revue when it reopens Aug. 15. 



TYLER'S "COPPERFIELD." 

(8pecial Cable to Varibtt i 

London, July 8. 
The Lieblers, of New York, have 
secured for American showing, through 
George Tyler, the Sir Beerbohm Tree 
production of "David Copperfield" 
that is to go on at His Majesty's the- 
atre the end of August. 



EMPIRE NOTICE POSTED. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 8. 

Notice of closing was posted at the 
Empire Saturday that the revue there, 
"Merry Go-Round." will end in a fort- 
night. A vaudeville bill will occupy 
the stage for about three weeks follow- 
ing, until the new show Alfred Butt is 
preparing for the hall is in readiness. 



Lew Hearn Not Booked. 

(Bpecial Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 8. 

Lew Hearn arrived here, with Ben 

Schaeffer, but Hearn is not booked. 

He may form a two-act for the halls 

with Juliette Dika. 



Paul Murray in Edelsten's. 
(Special Cable tn Vartbtt.* 

London, July 8. 

Paul Murray leaves today for a va- 
cation of two weeks, after which he 
will enter the Ernest Edelsten agency. 



Alfred Butt Here in Sept. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt. > 

London, July 8. 

Alfred Butt will leave for New York 
in September, to secure American ma- 
terial for English consumption. 



Solar Did Nicely. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, July 8. 

Willie Solar opened at the Marigny 

July 3 and did nicely. 



Josejjh Brooks Isn't Sailing. 

(Special Cnble f> Varibtt.) 

London, July 8. 

Joseph Brooks is not sailing for 

New York tomorrow. He has been 

railed to Paris through the illness of 

bis daughter, but expects to leave this 

side next week. 



Sisters Kaufman Back. 

IS winl C"hlr tO v *ntKTY.) 

Paris. Tuly 8. 
Inez and Reba Kaufman, who have 
been in South America for the past 
two months, have returned here. 



CLAIRE AND SCOTTI TO WED? 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 8. 

Not without some justification, the 
report is freely circulated along the 
Strand that Ina Claire (leading woman 
with Sam Bernard in "The Belle of 
Bond Street" at the Adelphi), and 
Scotti, the grand opera tenor (now 
at Yovent Garden), are engaged to be 
married. 

These two artists are constantly in 
each other's society, always accom- 
panied by Mamma Claire, who remains 
discreetly in the background not ob- 
truding herself in her official capacity 
of chaperon. 

Every day Scotti sends to the Claire 
home a handsome floral bouquet and 
almost nightly, after the show the trio 
repair to the Four Hundred Club for 
supper and tango dancing. 

Miss Claire in her dressing room at 
the Adelphi yesterday blushed prettily 
and protested that Scotti was only a 
good friend, when the matrimonial af- 
fair was mentioned, saying there was 
really nothing serious in the* air. 

Just then her maid announced Mr. 
Scotti was downstairs in his automo- 
bile and the little American bade him 
wait. He did, for more than an hour 
while Al Jolson, who was present, re- 
ferred to him as a "Hungarian gou- 
lash," to the violent indignation of 
Ina and mamma. 



PLAYING SIX-ACT AGAIN. 

( Special Cable In Varibtt) 

London, July 8. 

Yardon, Perry and Wilbur will re- 
vive their six-act, and start at Ports- 
mouth Monday, with themselves and 
three girls. 



TRIED OUT ONE NIGHT. 

(Special Cable to VARIBTT.) 

Paris, July 8. 
Will Rogers, the American wild west 
monologist, appeared for one night 
only (Tuesday. June 30) at the Folies 
Marigny, to obtain a line on himself 
for Continental variety engagements. 



Berlin's Vaudeville House 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Berlin. July 8. 
The Theatre der Nuen Volksbuehne 
starts vaudeville Oct. 1, under its new 
name of Deutsch Amerikanisches thea- 
tre. It will be managed by Director 
Klein of the Wallahalla theatre. Berlin. 



Police Enforcing Agency Law. 

(Spend Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris July 8. 

The Paris police are vigorously en- 
forcing the new agency regulations and 
even have gone so far as to order 
structural alterations to certain offices 
considered unhealthy. 



Cantor and Kessler Split Abroad. 
(Bpocial Cable to Varibtt > 

London, July 8. 

An American vaudeville act. Cantor 
and Kessler. dissolved after flopping 
at the Oxford in their turn. Cantor 
opened alone Monday at the Alharnbra. 
singing one song in the revue and do- 
ing fairly with it. 

Trovato at the Alharnbra has been 
moved from the early vaudeville sec- 
tion to the revue portion and is now 
going unusually big. 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Sen, 104 East 14th street, New York: 

July 4, James R. Sullivan (Cr. Pr. 
Cecilie); 

July 7, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Carrillo 
(Mauretania); Louis Hardt, Henry 
Nebe (Vaterland); Reuter Bros. 
(Kronp. Wlhm.); 

July 8, Olga Petrova (Cavnovic); 

July 9, Hedges Bros, and Jacobson 
(Adriatic); 

July 16, Potter and Hartwell (Ced- 
ric); 

July 17, Fennel and Tyson and Pearl 
Tyson (New York). 

July 2, Maude Adams (Baltic). 

July 4, A. Toxin Worm (Oceanic). 

July 8, Marie Rappold (Vaterland). 

(8pecial Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 8. 

July 9, Mr. and Mrs. Jules Hurtig, 
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lean, Mr. and Mrs: 
Will Rogers (Imperator). 

July 15. Leo Stark, George Hinton, 
Fred Walz (St. Louis). 

(For South Africa), The Takiness, 
Jackley and Leline, Bowden and 
Cardey. 

San Francisco, July 7. 
July 7 (for Australia), Hugh Ward, 
E. Delaney, Fred Niblo, Jr., Kelly and 
Pollock, Mr. and Mrs. Tom. Kelly, 
Miss Clinton, Miss Sheldon, Boudini 
Bros., Williams and Warner, Mr. and 
Mrs. G. Hermann, Mr. and Mrs. C. 
Brown, Jerome and Carson (Somona). 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, J ml j 8. 

July 9 (for South America), New- 
house- Ward Trio. 

June 26 (for South America). Les 
Wehnellys, Kimona. 

Paris, July 1. 

June 29 (from Cherbourg), Harry De 
Coe (Imperator). 

July 1 (from Southampton). Julius 
Tannen (Olympic). 



BEST PROVINCIAL REVUE. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 8. 

The Ned Wayburn revue. "Dora's 
Doze," opening at the Palladium Mon- 
day is the best provincial revue yet 

produced over here and was imme- 
diately booked up. 

There are 40 people in the company, 
playing a rehabilitation of former 
American pieces put on by Wayburn. 
principally "Tillic's Nightmare" as 
shown in the States. 

George Arthurs wrote the dialog and 
lyrics; Lou Hirsch the music. Way- 
burn staged the piece. 

Among the principal players are 
( >scar Schwartz, Harry Ray, Connie 
Emerald, Bert Monks, Joe Mott. 
Dave O'Toole, Marie Leonard. Millie 
Wardc, Anita (acrobatic dancer) and 
Jenny Lynn, the comedienne and late 
star of "Jane," a huge comedy suc- 
cess over here. All but Miss Leon- 
ard are of this side. Max Steiner. 
formerly of the London opera house. 
is orchestral conductor. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



VARIETY 



ORPHEUM CIRCUIT NOT PAYING 
TRANSPORTATION NEXT SEASON 



Contracts Offered Artists Provide Act Must Pay Carfare Over 

Entire Chain. Orpheum Circuit Paid All Fares at One 

Time, and Latterly West of Omaha. Several 

New Agreements Declined. 



Contracts for next season issued to 
vaudeville artists by the Orpheum 
Circuit provide that the act engaged 
must pay its own transportation over 
the entire circuit. 

These new contracts have been re- 
fused in a number of cases, principally 
through the agreement remaining at 
the salary agreed upon by the actor 
when he believed the Circuit would 
furnish the transportation west of 
Omaha. 

Besides the 10 "cut" weeks on the 
Orpheum time and the necessary "lay- 
offs" for travel, vaudeville acts arc 
complaining to their agents that the 
full payment of fares at their salary, in 
some cases the same as received in the 
east, is asking too much. 

While a tourist ticket around the 
Orpheum Circuit may be obtained at 
Chicago for $110, it is said the Or- 
pheum does not follow its route, and 
the unlooked-for jumps often raise 
havoc with an Orpheum trip, although 
the jumps in the past mostly objected 
iO occurred east of Omaha, where the 
act was called upon to pay the railroad 
fare for the past three seasons. Pre- 
vious to that time the Orpheum paid 
all fares, but then clipped off the east- 
ern end of the time, as free, paying 
west of Omaha only. 



AGENTS GETTING "BLANKETS." 

Despite the wails from the big-time 
agents that there is little doing with 
bookings for next season, the agents 
placing their acts on the small time 
vaudeville circuits are not complaining. 

The Loew agency has issued 100 or 
more blanket contracts for next sea- 
son, covering a period of around 40 
weeks for the season. Among the for- 
tunate agents who have received them 
(very few acts booked direct by Loew) 
arc Irving Cooper, Frank Rohm, 
Smith & Wesley, R. A. Myers, Harry 
Shea, Abe Thalheimer and Allen- Kp- 
stin. 



AL SHEAN HEADING BIG ACT. 

Rack in New York, after a season 
spent on the Coast in musical comedy 
and following his success in "The Rose 
Maid." A I Shean, the (lerman come- 
dian, has decided to head a large 
vaudeville production. His principal 
support among a company of 17 people 
will be the Four Marx Rrothers. a well 
1'iiown variety act. 

The sketch for the turn is being 
written and the act will be rehearsed 
in Chicago, getting its first public bath 
during August. 

CARROLL AND MISS HAMILTON 

A brand new two-act for vaudeville 
was pushed into the arena last Sun- 
day night, when Harry Carroll and 
Laura Hamilton quietly "tried out" 



at Brighton Beach. They reached ex- 
pectations and will continue as an act, 
over the summer anyway. 

Miss Hamilton as was is now Mrs. 
Harold Atteridge. Mr. Carrol also re- 
cently married, and the two husbands 
are collaborators as well on books, 
lyrics and music. 



McINTOSH SAILS JULY 18. 

Hugh Mcintosh, the Australian 
vaudeville manager, expects to sail 
for London July 18 on the Tmperator. 

Before leaving Mr. Mcintosh will 
probably have booked for the Rickard's 
Circuit over there about 30 American 
turns, besides having many others in 
mind. 

Mcintosh has been rather stringent 
on the salary question this trip. 



FRANK BURT COMING EAST. 

San Francisco, July 8. 
Frank Burt, Director of Conces- 
sions and Admissions for the Panama 
Kxposition, will be in New York dur- 
ing the week of July 19, making his 
headquarters there at the Stair & 
Havlin offices in the Putnam Building. 



" TAINT SO," SAY LAURA GUERITE. 

"Taint so," sweetly replies Laura 
Gucritc to the statement appearing in 
Variktv last week and made by Al- 
bert de Courville, in which the man- 
ager of the Hippodrome, London, said 
Miss Guerite will not succeed Ethel 
Levey in the new revue to be put on 

there next December. 

To emphasize her denial, Miss 
Guerite naively produces a contract, 
calling for her services for six weeks 
(with a prolongation clause) at the 
Hippodrome for a December revue, at 
a salary of $300 weekly, and signed by 
Frank Allen, of the Moss' Empires. 

Wherefore Miss Guerite softly in- 
quires if an English contract isn't 
good, and how many women in Eng- 
lish revues are receiving that amount 
of salary, besides deciding for herself 
that she will keep the agreement, not- 
withstanding Mr. de Courville, but 
Miss Guerite says she has no official 
knowledge whom she is going to suc- 
ceed, although she did go out on the 
road (in the English provinces) with 
a "Hello Tango" show, playing the 
role Miss Levey had in it at the Hip- 
podrome. It was on the strength of 
this trip that Mr. Allen* engaged her 
for the December revue, quotes Miss 
Guerite, who leaves Aug. 8 for the 
other side to play in the halls before 
appearing at the Hip. — the Moss con- 
tract prohibiting her appearance in an- 
other London West End revue prior 
to appearance there. 

Miss Guerite returned from England 
the other day. While vacationing 
here she may return to suburban vau- 
deville at Brighton Beach for a week 
or so. 



Retiring After 22 Years. 

Cincinnati, July 8. 
Arthur Bell and wife (The Musical 
Bells), announce they will retire from 
the stage. They have spent 22 years 
behind the footlights. Their remain- 
ing years will be passed at their farm 
at Staffordsville, N. Y. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



HOUDINI'S BALLYHOO. 

Harry Houdini sprung a new bally- 
hoo on Broadway Monday, when he 
had a large and grotesque figure of 
a 'man, apparently walking the street 
on his hands, parade the main alley. 
The ballyhoo seemed essentially Eu- 
ropean in its invention, and was bound 
to attract considerable attention. 




WHY THE HIP WINS OUT. 

Chicago, July 8. 

Those concerned in the Great 
Northern Hippodrome, one of the 
soundest successes of the popular 
vaudeville fields here, attributed pros- 
perity to the "system" used in run- 
ning the bills and the house. Eight 
shows a day are run with 14 acts. One 
shift works days the first half and 
then goes on for the night shift and 
vice versa. Two stage crews are em- 
ployed and two orchestras, one from 
11 in the morning until 5, and the other 
from 5 until 11. Two directors are 
also employed. 

Fred Eberts, who managed the 
house during its many years of pros- 
perity when it was playing dollar at- 
tractions, appears to have brought the 
Hip. back on the map with emphasis. 



Tommy Gray Real Funny. 

Tommy Gray is growing truly hum- 
orous. He is thinking of acting again. 
On the vaudeville stage, singing funny 
songs with a piano accompaniest 
(probably Ray Walker). 

Tommy is serious about it, and his 
reason has a serious side, for, Tommy, 
says, if some of the acts mat still owe a 
balance for material he has written for 
them, don't come across pretty soon, he 
will have to give the accounts to an at- 
torney for collection, then go to work 
to pay the lawyer his fee. 



Irving Berlin Act Next Season. 

Vaudeville will have Irving Berlin 
as a continuous attraction next sea- 
son, if the managers meet the famous 
composer's salary, which will run well 
into a four-figured amount. 

Mr. Berlin has a rough sketch of 
his proposed turn on the variety stage. 
It will be considerably apart from the 
usual singer-and-piano-playcr that 
vaudeville audiences have grown ac- 
customed to see in composers who 
dally with the twice-daily time. 



AL BURKE EXPELLED. 

Philadelphia, July 8. 
Wm. Lorello Shinn, secretary of the 
Philadelphia Actors' Progressive Asso- 
ciation, has sent out a notification to 
the effect that Al Burke has been ex- 
pelled from the association. 



TWO YEARS FOR BIGAMY. 

San Francisco, July 8. 

James E. Duncan, playing with a 
little musical show in Oakland, and 
who was recently arrested for bigamy, 
was denied probation and sentenced to 
serve two years in San Quentin. 

Mrs. Duncan No. 1 before her mar- 
riage was Nellie Morley, and was 
known on the stage as one of the Mor- 
ley Sisters. 



Lillian Gonne Weds Al Lewis. 

Chicago, July 8. 
Lillian (ionnc was married last week 
in St. Louis to Al Lewis of the Capi- 
tol Four. They are spending a part 
of their honeymoon in Chicago. 



OWKN Mi-GIVKNKY 

l<< prating his former Miners in his s< ns.itiunally rfTrc-t i v •■ ihuUmii >l\ttih, ••HILL S1KLS," 
at the PALLADIUM, LONDON. 



Sketch Leaves Hip Bill. 

Chicago, July 8. 
"In OKI New York," a sketch play- 
ing the Great Northern Hip, left the 
lull Monday night. 



VARIETY 



DR. LOTHROP, BOSTON, REMAINS 
PERCHED ON BURLESQUE FENCE 

Has Not Yet Signed Agreement Forwarded Him by Columbia 
Amusement Co. Progressive Wheel Says Contract Be- 
tween It and Boston Manager is Sufficient to Route 
Show in Lothrop Theatres for Next Season. 



The on and off again Finnegan 
agreement between the Columbia 
Amusement Co. and Dr. Lothrop of 
Boston, was still on the tapis this 
week. The deal involved means the 
moving of Lothrop's Grand opera 
house and Howard, Boston, from the 
Progressive to the Eastern Burlesque 
Wheel. 

Last week the matter was reported 
as closed. The fact remained, how- 
ever, the Columbia people sent a con- 
tract to Dr. Lothrop to complete with 
his signature. Up to Wednesday of 
this week, it had not been returned 
to them, without anyone on this end 
seemingly in possession of the trouble 
that caused the delay. 

At the Progressive Circuit, it was 
said nothing had been heard from Mr. 
Lothrop, nor did they expect to have 
any word, since the Progressive held 
i contract to play the Lothrop Boston 
houses next season, had them on its 
route sheet and expected to appear 
there. 

The Progressive Wheel played the 
Lothrop houses last season. It was 
but recently that Lothrop "flopped" to 
the Columbia Circuit, although he 
hasn't seemed to arrive there yet. 



DRAWING FOR EXTENSION. 

The shows on the extension of the 
Columbia Circuit will secure their 
opening point on the route by "draw- 
ing." This will probably occur July 
15 or thereabouts, when the names of 
the houses and shows will be drawn 
from a hat by two disinterested men. 
The house and show appearing simul- 
taneously will mark the opening point 
of the attraction, which will thereaf- 
ter rotate in the usual way. The ro- 
tation play will be followed on the en- 
tire Eastern Wheel. 

An agreement to pool transporta- 
tion to the opening points has already 
been agreed upon by the extension 
managers. This will average the cost 
<»f each production. 

The extension is to have 30 new 
houses and 30 new shows, giving the 
Eastern Wheel 68 shows in all, with 
65 theatres to play in. 

Two points on the extended wheel 
have yet to be settled upon for the- 
atres — Cleveland and Chicago — it is 
said. 



PRINCIPALS IN "DOLLS." 

Lewis and Dody and "The Million 
Dollar Dolls" to play the Columbia 
Circuit next season, will open the new 
season at the Empire, Toledo, Aug. 16. 

Tn addition to the comedians will be 
Florence Belmont. Eddie Nelson, Flo 
Talbot. Walter Johnson, Mareelle. 
C '1 iff Wnrman and a chorus. 



Jean Bcdini's "Mischief Makers" on 
the Progressive Wheel. Bedini last 
season had "Ma Cherie" and "The Girl 
in the Muff" from "The Corner." His 
latest is Lala Selbini, through the 
"Eyelashes" and union suit likely. 
Miss Selbini joins the Bedini show for 
next season. 



STROUSE'S COLUMBIA SHOW. 

Harry M. Strouse has his roster for 
his "Girls from the Follies" completed, 
the show playing over the Columbia 
Circuit next season. Strouse's show 
was on the Progressive Wheel last 
year. 

Harry Steppe will be featured. Oth- 
ers engaged as principals are Charles 
and Josie Quinn, Forrest G. Wyre, 
Vesta Lockard, Annie Goldie, Marie 
Revere, Harry Fisher and Eight Cy- 
cling Models, Amorita and chorus of 
20 girls. 

Strouse will personally manage and 
Louis Lesser will be business manager. 
Steppe is stage manager, with Jack 
Early musical director. 



DJNKINS' TWO TROUPES. 

Two burlesque shows will be oper- 
ated under T. W. Dinkins' direction 
this fall. They are "The Liberty 
Girls" and "The Yankee Doodle Girls." 

Matt Kennedy will head the "Liberty 
Girls." which has no preliminary sea- 
son booked, but is scheduled to open 
the season at Providence, R. I. A. D. 
Gorman will manage the show with 
Harry Newman the man ahead. 

Barrett and Dunn will head the 
"Yankee Doodle Girls." No opening 
has yet been arranged. Sol Meyer 
will manage this troupe. 



Columbia's First. 

The reopening of the Columbia on 
Broadway, will occur Aug. 10, when 
"The Bon Tons" goes in there. 

This summer, the first since the 
house has opened that the Columbia 
Circuit closed it for the hot spell, has 
been so far the coolest New York has 
vet had. 



Fatima Leaves for "Clothes." 

Eatima, the "coocher," sailed 
Wednesday for Constantinople, where 
she will purchase new dancing regalia 
before reappearing on the stage in 
Paris. 



SELBINI WITH BEDINI. 

Any act that is freakily billed at 
Hammerstein's has a chance of joining 



The Sullivans Didn't Go. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sullivan did not 
sail on the Aquitania July 1. They 
were married the evening before at 
the Hotel Astor. The same night 
Mr. Sullivan's mother became danger- 
ously ill. The newlyweds did not 
care to leave her under the circum- 
stances. 



ABE LEAVITT DIES. 

Abe Leavitt, aged 64 years, for 30 
years owner of the Rentz-Santley bur* 
lesque company, and who turned over 
his Eastern Wheel franchise to the Gor- 
don & North firm five years ago, died 
last Sunday at Griffin's Corners, N. Y. 
His death was due to apoplexy. The 
veteran manager had been in ill health 
for many years. A widow, Lotta El- 
liott, divorced from Leavitt several 
years ago, and a son, George E. 
Leavitt, survive. The funeral was held 
in Boston Tuesday. 



SIM WILLIAMS' COS. 

Sim Williams will be financially in- 
terested in two Progressive Burlesque 
shows next season. He will travel with 
one as manager, having charge of "The 
Moorish Maids." The man ahead will 
be W. T. LaRue. The show opens July 
28, for a preliminary season. 

In the company will be Jack Miller, 
Fred de Silva, Rena Cooper, Three 
Mead Girls, Alice Fowler, Jim Hyde, 
Jimmy Kearney, Frank Cook, Sam Tay- 
lor, Ed. Bowers. 

The other Company "The Girls From 
Joyland," with Danny Mack, managing, 
will have a preliminary start August 3. 
It will comprise Frank L. Wakefield, 
Joe Phillips, Martin, Russell and Hill. 
Dollie Sweet, May les Strange, Beulah 
and Raymond, Henry Wolfe, John 
Rurke. 



GERSTEN SHOW CAST. 

The people engaged by the Gersten 
Amusement Co., Inc., for the Pro- 
gressive Wheel are as follows: Snitz 
Moore, George B. Scanlon who wrote 
the piece, Alva McGill, Martha Ed- 
ir.ond, Harvey Greene, Heloise Hor- 
ton, Florence Fletcher, Beatrice 
Schroeder, Albert Shaw, Sammy Lee 
and Harry Werner, musical director. 
Sam Howard is manager, Charles H. 
Crofts in advance. 



HARRY HART MANAGING. 

Cincinnati, July 7. 
When the Standard reopens next fall 
as a home for the Columbia Circuit, 
the house will again be managed by 
Harry Hart. A. L. Riesenberger, now 
managing Coney Tsland, will likely go 
back with Hart. 



Woods Goes With Progressive. 

Chicago, July 8. 
E. II. Woods, formerly manager of 
the Columbia (Eastern Burlesque 
Wheel), will manage the American 
Music Hall for the Progressive. 



Sub-Leasing Fox's, Waterbury. 

Waterbury, Conn., July 8. 
Negotiations arc said to be on to 
sub-lease Fox's theater here. The 
bouse closed for the season several 
weeks ago. 



Discriminating Against Italians. 

Elmira, July 8. 
Archie D. McCallum, resident man- 
ager of the Colonial, was arrested on a 
warrant sworn out by Patrick Cassetta, 
who says the manager refused to let 
Italians occupy seats on the first floor 
of the playhouse. His case will be 
heard this week. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



WOMAN'S SENTENCE COMMUTED. 

* 

Chicago, July 8. 

Mrs. Lillian B. Conway, former burl- 
esque actress, is to be liberated from 
the Joliet penitentiary July 10. Mrs. 
Conway, who with her husband, 
Charles Newton Conway, was sen- 
tenced to life imprisonment for the 
murder of Sophie Singer of New York, 
will have her sentence commuted by 
Governor Dunne. The board of par- 
dons recommended the shortening of 
the sentence for the reason that the 
woman's confession led to the convic- 
tion of Conway. She took no part in 
the murder further than to make her 
escape with the murderer. 

Miss Singer came to Chicago to mar- 
ry William Warthen, a former, street 
car conductor from Baltimore in the 
fall of 1912. She was supposed to have 
money and jewels, and it is thought 
Conway killed her for these. He struck 
his victim over the head with a door 
knob slung in a handkerchief. 



PROGRESSIVE IN LOUISVILLE. 

Louisville, July 8. 
The Progressive Burlesque Wheel 
will play this town next season, it is 
said, if it can arrange with the Masons 
to have the Shubert-Masonic open 
Sundays. Upon reaching that under- 
standing with the local lodge of the 
secret order, the Shuberts will rent the 
house to the Circuit, a clause in the 
lease now preventing the Sunday play- 
ing. 



FOLLY WILL— IF FIXED. 

Chicago, July 8. 

The Folly theatre on State street 
will become an Eastern Wheel house 
again next season if the Empire Cir- 
cuit Co. (former Western Wheel), 
which owns it, will repair the house. 
That will entail a considerable expen- 
diture according to report. 

The Folly, if opened with the East- 
ern shows, will be close opposition to 
the American Music Hall, the local 
stand in that section for the Progres- 
sive Wheel next season. The two 
theatres are separated only by a couple 
of blocks. 



INDIANS BRING COMPLAINT. 

Auburn, N. Y., July 8. 

The Sig. Sautelle Circus figured in a 
st one not down on the bills when the 
cowboy and Indian detachment of the 
show went on a strike here and left 
Sautelle. 

The troupe was recruited by Colonel 
Kcnjockety, who threatens to press the 
charge of selling firewater to the In 
dians against Sautelle. The complaint 
has been lodged with United States 
Commissioner C. T. Whelan. 



Advertising for Opinions. 

Scranton, Pa., July 8. 

I. una Park is waging an extensive 
and expensive newspaper and bill- 
l>oard campaign for Sunday shows. 

It has been the practice for parks and 
other amusements to close Sundays 
here, due to religious and reform 
waves, but (so says the ad) "If the peo- 
ple want us to open on Sundays, we 
will open." 

Matt Lynott is the manager of the 
park, and responsible for the advertis- 
ing. 



VARIETY 



WESTERN HOUSES FOR LOEW 

ANNOUNCED ON THE COAST 



Marcus Loew Will Build in San Francisco and Los Angeles, 

According to His Representative. Frisco House Will 

Seat 4,000. "Can Only Make Money in Big 

Theatres." 



Los Angeles, July 8. 

When Carl Levi, representing the 
Loew interests that will shortly have 
the Sullivan-Considine Circuit added 
to them, was here last week, he stated 
Marcus Loew would soon have under 
way in this city one of the largest 
theatres in America, and that a site 
had been secured the week before in 
San Francisco for a Loew house to 
seat 4,000, both of the new houses to 
play Loew vaudeville. 

"It is only with big theatres we can 
make money," said Mr. Levi, "and we 
are too well fortified as to booking to 
fear any rivals." 

Mr. Levi also stated all new the- 
atres on the Loew Circuit will have a 
roof garden. 



Loev/s Specialists Back. 
Carl Levi and Jake Lubin, special 
Loew Circuit representatives, who have 
been west for seven or eight weeks, 
looking over the Sullivan-Considine 
houses and towns, returned to New 
York this week, reporting to Marcus 
Loew. 



PUBLISHERS STILL MEETING. 

The members of the Music Publish- 
ers' Board of Trade are still holding 
important meetings, working out the 
details of their new organization. 

The publishers are discussing at the 
various meetings what they term "the 
evils of the business," which leads 
argument into several channels, other 
than the payments to singers. 

It is not expected that Leo Feist 
will join his brother publishers this 
week. 

While there have been sundry rea- 
sons why the music publishers have 
lost sleep of late there's a new phase 
just in sight. 

Some of the most prominent sheet 
publishers have it all doped out — the 
placement of topical song hits in the 
phonographs, victrolas and machines 
which grind forth the words and mu- 
sic in record or disc form is a big 
detriment and that hereafter they will 
think twice before putting any of their 
pieces with the record-making people. 

One of the first to stop the phono- 
graphing of any of his numbers is F. 
A. Mills, and others are expected to 
get in line. 

The music men point out that a song 
in the phonograph in no way helps the 
sale of sheet music, but that on the 
other hand it tends to lessen its sale. 
Of course, it helps popularize the 
pieces, but at the same time hastens 
the demise, they say. 



elected president of the corporation, 
and will have the financing to look 
after, also negotiate for theatres and 
arrange to finance producers. Mr. 
Robinson, who is also heavily inter- 
ested in the Strand, Newark, and 
(irand, Albany, is treasurer of the A.-E. 
company as well. 

Edgar Allen is vice-president, and 
M. S. Epstin, secretary. Both were 
of the original formation. Mr. Allen 
will attend to the bookings and also 
the moving picture department, as well 
as selecting manuscripts submitted for 
vaudeville purposes. 

The company retains its same suite 
of offices in the Putnam Building. 



SERIOUS CHARGE MADE. 

Baltimore, July 8. 

Alleging that Michael J. Fitzsim- 
mons, manager of River View Park, 
the most popular summer amusement 
spot for Baltimoreans, caused the 
Oriental Amusement Building at the 
park to be destroyed by fire in order 
to get insurance therefrom, and there- 
by destroyed a tent, occupied by him, 
^Thomas Zepp filed a suit Monday in 
the Circuit Court at Towson asking 
$1,000 damages. 

In his bill Mr. Zepp, through his 
attorney, also alleges that Mr. Fitzsim- 
mons purposely caused all the fire ex- 
tinguishers to be removed from their 
usual places Sept. 13 last, and that the 
fire took place the next day. He 
charges Mr. Fitzsimmons with trying 
to prevent himself and others from giv- 
ing the origin of the fire to the news- 
papers. In addition to this, he alleges 
that Mr. Fitzsimmons attempted to get 
him to lease a moving picture place at 
the park in order to cause it to be 
burned and collect the insurance. 



If you don't advertise 
don't advertise at all. 



in VARIETY, 



KERRY MEAGHER OUT. 

Chicago, July 8. 

Kerry Meagher is leaving the West- 
ern Vaudeville Managers' Association, 
where he has been a fixture for years. 
Tom Carmody is said to have been as- 
signed Kerry's desk. 

No special reason is reported for the 
rupture. 



MORRIS' FALL POLICY. 

The fall policy for the New York 
theatre has been pointed, by William 
Morris for a musical show, contain- 
ing well-known pricipals and a large 
chorus. 

The Dolly Sisters have already been 
engaged for the production. Morris 
is said to have placed the girls under 
a contract for one year, giving them 
carte blanche in cold weather for the 
conduct of the Roof as a "tea dansant." 
The sisters are now dancing on the 
Roof with Carlos Sebastian, who has 
been a New York Roof feature for a 
year. 

The only item Morris appears not 
to have settled with the new enter- 
tainment is the scale of admission. 
This may depend upon how the show 
shapes up. The Morris idea has sev- 
eral Broadway musical comedy pro- 
ducers worried over the prospects of 
a new and unlooked-for opposition, 
well located. 



DR. MARY WALKER TALKING. 

Oswego, N. Y., July 8. 

Dr. Mary E. Walker, the only priv- 
ileged woman-wearer of man's attire, 
and erstwhile original suffragette, 
tango dancer, etc., appeared in vaude- 
ville here this week. 

Doctor Mary gives a talk running 
about 15 minutes on topics running 
from why she wears pants to the evils 
of cigarette smoking. 



Johnny Simons Here Again. 

Johnny Simons, of the Simons vau- 
deville agency in Chicago, came back 
to New York this week to look for 
more eastern acts for the middle west- 
ern houses. 

Menlo Moore, the Chicago vaudeville 
producer, is likewise in the city. Mr. 
Moore has several new productions, 
which he may play in the east. 



ALLEN-EPSTIN REORGANIZATION. 

Allen-Epstin, Inc., has undergone 
a reorganization, without the' title 
of the vaudeville concern suffering any 
change. Chas. L. Robinson has been 




ANOTHER LION ATTACK. 

Cleveland, July 8. 

Edwin Lorenzo, an animal trainer 

with a carnival company, was probably 

mortally wounded at Mount demons 
Monday by a lion. He was attacked 
upon entering a cage where two lions 
were fighting. "Brutus," the one that 
attacked him, leaped at his throat with- 
out warning, and with one stroke of 
its paw slashed the man's throat and 
laid open the flesh diagonally across 
the chest and abdomen. 

Lorenzo, although faint from loss of 
blood and the force of the blow, fought 
off the lion with a heavy fork which he 
carried, backed out of the cage, shut 
and locked the door, and then fell un- 
conscious to the ground. Physicians 
pronounced his condition critical and 
declared his chances of recovery very 
slim. 



HOWARD CHANGING BOOKINGS. 

Boston, July 8. 

There is a report in this city that the 
Howard Atheneum will not book its 
acts the coming season from the United 
Booking Offices. It is said the season 
just passed there has been considerable 
trouble experienced in getting suitable 
acts for this theatre and also the Grand 
opera house, which is another one of 
the Lothrop houses and once in a while 
desires a good act to bolster up the 
bill. 

One of the complaints against the 
U. B. O. bookings is that the Keith 
house here gets the best of the turns 
and that some difficulty is experienced 
in getting good acts until after they 
h;:ve played that house. Then again It 
i3 said that when a really good act is 
desired it is liable to be given over 
tc the Lothrop interests immediately 
after it has played the Keith house and 
is not as good a drawing card as it 
might be if some time had elapsed be- 
tween the two appearances. 

None of those connected with the 
Howard would state whether or not 
there was any truth in the report as 
to the change in bookings for the com- 
ing season, but the rumor is a per- 
sistent one. 



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FKKdOLIA 

I'layeil 34 weeks in LONDON in two years, ami Htill ho< keel until July, 1'M\ without a hreak, 
1 then a tww <tio\i- 



HAMMERSTEIN DEMANDS SPEED. 

Arthur Hammerstein put his insist- 
ence for speed in the playing of the 
vaudeville programs at Hammerstein's 
into effect this week, when he notified 
an act which was to have Held over 
for next week it could not be used, 
the turn having failed to trim down 
the running time as requested, the 
members saying they had tried but 
failed to find any part of the act that 
could be even temporarily eliminated. 

Mr. Hammerstein said this week he 
had instructed his stage manager, Mark 
Nelson, to enforce drastic measures 
against any turn playing there that did 
not follow instructions, he informing 
Mr. Nelson the management would 
stand behind him. 

Hammerstein's is going to make a 
try at the "freak act" in a quiet way 
July 20, when Mrs. Lefty Louie will 
become part of a shooting turn that 
then goes on there. Arthur Hammer- 
stein snys lie wouldn't care to have flu* 
impression abroad he altogether intends 
abandoning a policy his brother, Wil- 
lie, made successful. 



8 



VARIETY 



RAT'S MONTHLY MEETING. 

At the monthly meeting of the White 
Rats Actors' I'nion held Tuesday, July 
7, the question raised l>y one of the 
members at the previous meeting re- 
garding the election in 1909, was 
cleared up to the entire satisfaction of 
all present hy the Secretary-Treasurer, 

Will J. Cooke, who produced the rec- 
ords of that meeting which proved the 
statement made at the previous meet- 
ing was not founded on facts. 

Brother Frank Fogarty, who was 
present, called the lodge's attention to 
the statements being circulated regard- 
ing him to the effect that he was con- 
ducting a theatrical agency business in 
Brooklyn. This Brother Fogarty 
branded as a malicious lie, circulated 
with the intent to place him in a false 
light with the membership of the White 
Rats Actors' Union. 

Brother Fogarty produced a bill of 
sale of said agency to James Monahan, 
also affidavits by Mr. Monahan and 
himself, in which it was set forth that 
Mr. Fogarty has not been interested 
directly or indirectly in the agency 
business since 1907. The bill of sale 
and affidavits are now on file at the 
office of the White Rats Actors' Union. 

The regular lodge meeting adjourned 
and the annual general adjourned meet- 
ing was convened for the purpose of 
electing ten Inspectors of Flection, 
whose duties are to count the ballots 
of the election now being held. 

The following members were elected 
to serve: Bert Byron, Chairman; Wil- 
lie Waldron, Charles Cole, Jack Ban- 
croft, Edward Perry, Dixon Peters, 
Mark Adams Edward Castano, Wells 
DeVeaux, Tom Ripley. 

The meeting by unanimous vote em- 
powered the Inspectors of Election to 
fill any vacancies that might occur 
through one of the members leaving 
town before the counting of the ballots 
had been completed. 

At the meeting of the lodge the fol- 
lowing applications came up for first 
vote: Arthur Devoy, Raymond B. 
Perez and Thomas F. Ward. 

The following were elected to mem- 
bership: Jack Rigney and J. Palfer 
Collins. 

Lew Christy, Walter Craig, Jack 
Mac and Irving Hay were duly ini- 
tiated. Meeting adjourned at 2:20 a. in. 



WHITE RATS NEWS 



SUMMER SHORTAGE OF ACTS. 

The Loew booking office is com- 
mencing to feel a shortage of playing 
material through so many turns vaca- 
tioning in the summertime. 

None of the Loew circuit of vaude- 
ville theatres has been closed for the 
hot spell thus far. The steady draw- 
ing of sufficient turns to split the bills 
weekly, with the limited scope of the 
program over the hot weather, has 
dwindled down the available supply 
just at present until the wrinkles are 
commencing to show among the Loew 
booking men. 

Bringing "Don'* Back. 

"Don," the "Talking Hog," may re- 
turn to New York for next season, 
playing the Loew Circuit possibly if 
the arrangement goes through. 

Max Lowe, of the H. H. Marinelli 
local branch, is conducting the nego- 
tiations. 



(The matter on this page hat been furnished VARIETY by the White Rats 
Actors* Union of America, and is vouched for by that organization. 
VARIETY, in Its editorial policy, is not responsible for it.) 



RATS AT SING SING. 

With the usual willingness of the 
actor for the sake of charity, several 
White Rats left New York early Sat- 
urday morning for Sing Sing. The 
company was under the direction of 
Jos. P. Mack and included the follow- 
ing artists: John Gilroy, Black Broth- 
ers, Margaret R. Rosa, Bob Richmond, 
Chas. Whalen and Carrie West, Tom 
Gillen, Monty Healy and Lillian Adams 
and Abe Frankl, pianist. Two shows 
were given, owing to the crowded 
state of the prison, and nearly 1,700 
convicts entertained. The boys all said 
they never had a better audience. 

Mr. McCormick, the new warden at 
Sing Sing, met the party on their ar- 
rival and much of the pleasure of the 
day was due to his kindness and cour- 
tesy. Besides the vaudeville show the 
prisoners were given a chicken dinner. 

Tim Cronin, who was with the party, 
made a few remarks at the conclusion 
of each performance. 

Michael McGovern was stage man- 
ager. 



LETTER FOR OLIVE CRAWFORD 

We are in receipt of the following 
letter, and, having no address, would 
request that Mrs. Crawford take note 
of same: 

"San Francisco, Cal., July 3, 1914. 
To the Secretary. 

White Rats Actors' Union of 
America, 

New York City. 
Dear Sir: 

The sister of Olive Crawford, of 
the team of Marnell and Clair, 
novelty entertainers, is dead, and 
her mother, Mrs. Anna Mann. 110 
Oak street. San Francisco, Cal.. is 
most anxious to hear from her. 

Marnell and Clair when last heard 
from, April 24, were at Des Moines, 
their present whereabouts are un- 
known here. They are members <>t 
the White Rats Actors' I'nion. 

Kindly forward the enclosed letter 
to Mrs. Crawford it you have her 
address or notify her in any way 
possible of the facts in this letter, 
and greatly oblige. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Kdw. T. Ferguson, 
45 Franklin St.. 
San Francisco, Cal." 



M. & B.-Pop Bill at McKinley Sq. 

As forecasted in Variety some 
weeks ago the Moss & Brill Circuit has 
taken over the McKinley Square thea- 
tre and will play its pop vaudeville 
shows there as soon as certain altera- 
tions have been made on the entire the- 
atre building which went in the lease. 

Men Moss plans a big dancing hall. 
Conducted along the same lines as the 
one atop the M. & 15. Hamilton tlvatrc 
on upper Broadway. It will be ready 
for an opening in the fall, although the 
McKinley Square tln-alrc will reopen 
about Aug. 15. 



ALL GOLDENS LIKE FOGARTY. 

The following letter, received from 

Olive Fuller Golden, daughter of 

George Fuller Golden, founder of the 

White Rats, tells a story in itself: 

Los Angeles. June 30. 
Kditor Variety: 

Was very much pleased to see in 
Variety*, June 26, that Frank Fo- 
garty is nominated for Big Chief of 
the White Rats. I wish to heartily 
endorse my uncle's, Mart Fuller, 
statement that Daddy wished to 
see Mr. Fogarty the head of the 
Rats. It was a very dear wish of 
Dad's as he often spoke of it and 
regarded Mr. Fogarty as a man 
among the best. 

I only wish I were a man and 
could go back there and boost for 
Mr. Fogarty, who is deserving of 
the very greatest success. 

Mother and I are boosting for 
him in our hearts all the time 
(Signed) Olive Fuller Hoirien. 



SYRACUSE KEITH STORY. 

Syracuse, July 8. 

The Grand has been granted its li- 

ct use by the city authorities. As soon 
as the necessary alterations are made 
will open with the usual Keith vaude- 
ville. 

The annual announcement of a 
Keith vaudeville theatre on South 
Salina street has been made by E. A. 
Albee, who, with A. Paul Keith, W. L. 
Mitchell and E. M. Robinson came to 
Syracuse to confer with the owners 
of the Grand and E. P. Cahill, owner 
of the new Cahill theatre. The same 
site has been chosen this year as that 
tor several years past, the Whedon 
property, which the Keith interests 
h.ive a long term lease. According to 
Mr. Albee, this time the structure is 
to be 12 stories high, and 116 x 115 
feet. The plans for the new building 
are to be drawn by A. E. Westonc, 
Philadelphia. 

In the meantime. Mr. Albee said, 
Keith bills will continue to show at the 
Grand while the Cahill theatre will 
play small time vaudeville, which he 
said "will not conflict with Keith's 
playhouse." 



QUIET CIRCUS SEASON. 

Since leaving Boston the Barnum & 
Bailey circus is reported as cutting 
down in clivers departments in order 
to economize considerably on its pres- 
ent road tour. Sonic of the acts were 
let out and a number of the ballet in- 
formed that there was no further need 
for them. 

All of the "white tops" are feeling 
the effects of the general financial de- 
pression throughout the country. The 
shows are going quietly along and none 
is taking in the big monies expected. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



ADGIE EXPRESSES THANKS. 

Chicago, 111., July 2, 1914. 
Will Cooke, Esq., 
White Rats of America, 

White Rats Building, West 46th St., 
New York. 
My dear Mr. Cooke: 

Permit me to take this opportunity 
tc thank you for the very kind expres- 
sions contained in your letter to Mr. 
Conley, to me; also extend to your 
noble organization my sincere apprecia- 
tion of their sympathy in my hour of 
distress. 

Words cannot begin to express the 
kindly feeling I have towards your 
Mr. Conley — the representative here — 
for his generous courtesies and inter- 
est he took in the matter after learn- 
ing of the death of Mr. Dietrich. He 
accompanied me in selecting the cas- 
ket; was at the inquest, and saw me 
to the train in taking the remains to 
New York. 

Mr. Dietrich and I had been in his 
office just an hour previous to his 
death, when I sent in my application 
to join your organization. 

I am ready to pay the balance as 
soon as I know that I am accepted as 
a member of the White Rats of Amer- 
ica. I also notice in looking over Mr. 
Dietrich's papers and mail that the $25 
for the space in your Fair program has 
not been paid. He evidently over 
looked notifying me of this. 

Thanking you again for your kind 
consideration and assuring you I will 
do my best to influence others to join 
your grand organization as I feel sure 
it will be to their benefit — as many 
times I have been assisted by both 
your attorney and different members 
of your organization and I have tried 
my best to assist many of the members 
of the White Rats by having ther ex- 
cess baggage brought down in my car 
and in numerous other small ways. 

While the death of Mr. Dietrich was 
a tragedy, I in reality was not to blame, 
and when I brought his body to his 
home his brothers and parents took 
me in their arms and said they could 
never forget me. or have any but the 
highest opinion of me, for the way T 
brought their son to them, the way 
he was laid out and the manner in 
which he was brought back to them. 
I assure you it was a terrible ordeal for 
me to meet them, but they encouraged 
me. and I owe it all to the kind and 
noble assistance I received from Mr. 
Conley. as he was more experienced 
ii arranging such matters than I and 
offered to assist me all he could. Also 
Mr. Cy DeVry. superintendent of Lin- 
coln Park; in fact, everybody was kind 
to me. and I will never forget the 
wonderful treatment I received during 
this, one of the darkest hours of my 
life, and being alone with ten lions. 

With kindest wishes, and wishing 
you and the White Rats of America 
all the success in the world. I am. 
Gratefully yours, 
(Signed) Adgie Castillo. 
(Adgie's Lions). 



Sheedy House in Newark. 

Xewark, N. J.. July 8. 
A vaudeville theatre to seat 1,800 i^ 
being erected here. It will open by 
Nov. 1. under the management of \L 
R. Sheedy. 



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Vol. XXXV. July 10, 1914. 



No. 6 



Ralph Herbert has been engaged for 
a "Potash and Perlmutter" company. 



The S. T. King Amusement Co. is 
dissolving. 



"The Rule of Three" will again be 
produced next fall for the road. 

John Conway, formerly of Conway 
and Brady, is playing ball with the 
Brookfeds. 



Mrs. Charley Brown (May Newman) 
Rave birth to a girl July 2. The in- 
fant lived eight hours. 



Frank Beamish has accepted Gene 
Frazer's invitation to take a long 
cruise on the latter's yacht. 



Covington, Ky., will celebrate it? 
100th birthday, Sept. 13-19, with a 
street fair and all-round entertainment. 

Alice Hardy, who has been ill for 
some time, will open a dramatic agency 
of her own by next fall. 



Paul Armstrong's new play for Lou 
Tellegen is to be called "The Heart of 
the Thief." 



The South Street theatre, Utica's 
(N. Y.) second largest theatre changed 
to pictures this week. 



Sam Combs, former manager of the 
Kva Tanguay Co.. is quite ill at his 
home in Belmont. N. J. 



The Ernestine Morley tab company, 
directed by Frank Taylor, closed Sat- 
urday at Waterbury, Conn. 



"One Day" is going out again, 
Charles E. Blaney planning only one 
road company this fall. 

E. J. Bowes, who has been confined 
to a hospital by illness, is able to be 
out and around auain. 



Julius Cahn is convalescing from a 
recent illness. 



Jule Delmar is on a vacation of two 
weeks, commencing last Saturday. 



Tuesday night, the Lox Club tend- 
ered Dave Guran a social. 



Discouraged by the lack of patron- 
age, William Hickey will close his 
string of theatres in Northern New 
York. 



Ed. L. Bloom is manager of Eb- 

bctt's Field, Brooklyn, for Marcus 

Loew. Sydney Jacobson is stage man- 
ager. 



The Circus and Carnival for the 

Sanitarium for Hebrew Children will 
be held at Edgemere, L. I., week July 
11. 



The Orpheum, Oswego. N. Y., is 
again playing straight pictures after 
two weeks' trial of split-week vaude- 
ville. 

The new Keeney theatre, under 
course of construction opposite the 
Montauk, Brooklyn, is scheduled to 
open around Nov. 15, playing pop vau- 
deville. 



The Whiteside-Strauss rcpevioire 
company has gone into rehearsal at 
Keyport, N. J., preparatory to taking 
the road for a long season. James 
Crew will be featured in the male 
leads. 



"The Stranger," a new piece by 
Bruce Rinaldo, will be played by two 
road companies next season under the 
direction of the New York Amuse- 
ment & Producing Co. Rinaldo will 
head one of the organizations himself. 



Zenaide Williams, Wimoth Mcrkyle 
and Margaret Shelby were specially 
engaged to take part in the open-air 
performance of Materlinck's "Aglu- 
vaine and Selysette" which took place 
July 8 (evening) on the New York 
University campus. 



Archie Colby is back in the land of 
the tango. He says England is great 
— for Englishmen. From his viewpoint 
the Londoner is so set there's no mov- 
ing him. Archie says telling the Eng- 
lishman one thing and making him 
understand it are two different things 
altogether. 

Joe Payton is back on Broadway. 
Joe started some weeks ago for a tour 
of the world. He got as far as San 
Francisco and then stopped. Upon 
his return he took a lease on the 
Orpheum, Newark, for next fall and 
plans to install a new stock there 
sometime in August. 



'Polly of the Circus" will be one of 
the first shows to take the road, open- 
ing Aug. 3 in Halifax. George and 
Elsie St. Leon, of the St. Leon family, 
will resume their former roles with the 
company. The St. Leons are still in 
ihe dark as to the whereabouts of their 
sister Vera, who strangely and mys- 
teriously disappeared several months 
ago. 



James T. Powers, after a year's ab- 
sence from the stage, expects to re- 
turn next fall. He has received sev- 
eral offers. At present James T. is i 
free lance. 



Fery Lulek, concert singer and 
teacher at the Conservatory of Music, 
Cincinnati, filed a suit for divorce 
July 3 from his wife, Cornelia, who is 
in Vienna, Austria. Lulek's principal 
allegation is that she refuses to come 
to this country. He applied for 
American citizenship papers last week. 



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Ollie Wood, a young woman wh 
appears alone in vaudeville told Paddy 
McMahon what she thought of him 
the other day. McMahon runs a vau- 
deville theatre at New Britain, Conn. 
Miss Wood claimed a balance due on 
salary. She met the manager in the 
Putnam building, so everybody heard 
about the rumpus on the fifth floor 
that day. 



Charles Sindelar is returning to the 
stage. For some years past Charles 
has been devoting his entire time to 
oil painting and has quite a name here- 
abouts for his work with the paint 
and brush. When his wife, Pearl Sin- 
delar, was signed by A. H. Woods tor 
"Potash & Perlmutter" her husband 
caught the fever too, and Woods read- 
ily found a place for him in the Chi- 
cago company with which Pearl will 
be this fall. Richard Bartlett, who has 
been doing picture work in the west, 
has come to New York and taken the 
Sindelar studio while Charles and 
Pearl are living at Rockaway Beach 
during the summer. Bartlett's wife, 
Cecele, has been doing picture leads 
out west. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 

Song pluggers to the left of them, 
Song pluggers to the right of them, 
They volleyed and thundered — 

(Fill it in yourself, it's too hot to 
work). 

The makers of canned music an- 
nounce with pride that this is the big- 
gest year they have ever had; how 
nice of them to say so. The fellows 
who compose the melodies they sell 
get as much as a cent on each record. 
It's a great old world. 



Another championship gone to Eng- 
land, and taken from an American; 
bet those American actors in England 
are wearing their hats a little bit fur- 
ther over their eyes. 



Managers have a new idea. Twelve 
theatrical companies are going to re- 
hearse on steamboats. Great. If an 
actor doesn't play his part right, they 
can throw him overboard. 



A Chicago firm is going to put out 
;i show called "John Barleycorn." 
What a cinch it will be for them to 
find someone to play the title role. 

Do You Know that ? 

\ laugh in time saves nine acts out 
of ten. 

A week in the city is worth two in 
the bush. 



It's a wise actor that knows his own 
gag. 

Few jokes are called but many are 
chosen. 

Never throw out the small time un- 
til you take in the big. 

Acts may come and acts may go but 
acrobats go on forever. 

If all the world's a stage, we all must 
be stage hands. 



We have come to the conclusion that 
the single women who have a strip 
oi carpet put out on the sage for their 
act do it to deaden the sound when 
they flop. 



Habit Note — Fred Fisher has been 
married again. 



We never thought so much of the 
stuff in this column until we saw so 
much of it rewritten by other people. 



When we look at all those theater 
curtains showing pictures of Venice, 
we often wonder if the place is really 
as bad as those scenic artists paint it. 

The How-Soon-We-Are-Forgotten 

Club. 
Dr. Cook. 
The Salome Craze. 
Frank Moran. 
The White Slave Film. 
Opposition. 



GOODWIN'S GAGS. 

By Joe Goodwin. 

Written on the 20th Century. If 
you can't keep up with it, don't blame 
me. 

The management of the Green Mill 
Gardens in Chicago is reported to 
have offered $2,000 a week for a 
woman with a big name. Most any of 
our single women could easily qualify 
by simply telling their right names. 

Song Titles Explained. 
•Don't Wake Me Up, I am Dream- 
ing" 52 weeks booked 

'When I Lost You"... The Big Time 

The mystery of Al. Shayne's (Math- 
ews and Shayne) recent marriage has 
been solved. This is explained for the 
benefit of those who are wondering 
how Al. won his wife. He told me 
with his own lips that he courted her 
over the telephone, and then, when the 
marriage was arranged, asked her as a 
sort of novelty to have it take place at 
Masquerade Ball. She agreed. 
Everyone in the place was masked 
hut Al, yet no one knew the difference. 
His wife has been asking him to un- 
mask since their marriage. (This 
ought to be a ray of hope to Sam 
Lewis of Lewis and Dody.) 

It is said that Jack Johnson's next 
fight will be with Sam Langford. Wc 
are sorry to hear that Langford has 
split with Joe Jcanctte as they did a 
corking good act together. 

Marcus Loew is railed the Napol- 
eon of Vaudeville. That is why he 
hasn't a housr in Waterloo. 

Theatrical Don'ts. 

Don't read Tommy's Tattles. 



10 



VARIETY 



MIDDLE-WESTERN PRODUCERS 

FRAMING UP NEXT SEASON 



Gazzolo, Klimt ft Rickson, Gaskell St McVitty, Rowland A 

Clifford, and United Play Co. Among Others Organizing 

Road Shows to Start from Chicago. Oliver 

Morosco Also Using Windy City as 

Centre. 



Chicago, July 8. 

Chicago producers are beginning to 

show activity, and are making ready 

for the coming season. Messrs. Gaz- 

zalo, Klimt & Rickson, who have been 

active in outskirting theatrical circles 
for several years are making ready to 
produce several shows and offer sev- 
eral others that have already experi- 
enced the baptism of the footlights. 
This firm will have a new play based 
on Jack London's "John Barleycorn," 
and also another on "The Scarlet Let- 
ter." They will put out "Fine Feath- 
ers," "Maggie Pepper," (the latter with 
Isabelle Randolph as leading woman); 
"The Winning of Barbara Worth," 
"The Fascinating Widow" and "Little 
Lost Sister." This firm will operate 
the Crown theatre, which has been of- 
fering the J. L. & S. brand of vaude- 
ville for the past year. It will open 
Aug. 2 with Mort H. Singer's "Prince 
of Tonight." 

Gaskell & McVitty are preparing to 
send our three companies in "The 
Shepherd of the Hills," two in "The 
Calling of Dan Matthews/' and one 
each in "That Printer of Udell's" and 
"The Call of the Cumberland" (the lat- 
ter to have as star, Hugo Koch). With 
Gaskell & McVitty, Messrs. Rowland & 
Clifford are interested in the produc- 
tion of a new piece by E. E. Rose 
called "Annie Laurie" (playing the 
Stair-Havlin time). 

Charles Primrose will have two 
companies on the road in "Don't Lie 
to Your Wife," and one company each 
in "The Great Divide" and "Where the 
Trail Divides." 

Jones & Crane are planning to put 
out two companies in "The Virginian" 
and one in "Fine Feathers" for the 
one-night stands. Robert Sherman will 
offer "Way Down East" and "Bought 
and Paid For" in the one-nighters and 
Le Compte & Fleisher will have "A 
Modern Eve" and "Prince of Tonight" 
on the Stair-Havlin time. 

At least one of the companies to 
play "Help Wanted" on the road will 
be organized and rehearsed here. Play- 
ers are now being engaged for the 
piece. Two other companies will prob- 
ably be organized in New York. Oliver 
Morosco will also rehearse "The Birds 
of Paradise" and start from this cen- 
ter with practically the same people 
in it as last season. 

The United Play Co. will have one 
company playing "Mrs. Wiggs of the 
Cabbage Patch." two in "Lavender 
and Old Lace" and a new play in 
which Sarah Paden will be starred. 
It is 1>y a Chicago author whose name 
Ik s not been divulged. This company 
will also put out "The Master's Vio- 
lin." by David Fischer, but the produc- 



tion will not be made until some time 
in October. 

Rowland & Clifford will make sev- 
eral productions. They will have four 
companies playing "September Morn," 
the musical piece which had a big run 
at the La Salle last season and will 
also produce a new "trick" musical 
comedy by John F. Byrne, author of 
"Eight Bells," and a company will 
make a farewell tour in "The Rosary." 
to be followed by a sequel called "Fa- 
ther Kelly of the Rosary" by E. E. 
Rose. Rodney Ranous and Marie 
Nelson will appear in a new play by 
Mabel S. Keightley, author of "The 
Warning," for this company. Two 
other plays by E. E. Rose will also 
have production by Rowland & Clif- 
ford. They are "While the City 
Sleeps," a melodrama dealing with po- 
lice officers, and "Annie Laurie," offer- 
ed in conjunction with Gaskell & Mc- 
Vitty. 

Rowland & Clifford will have over 
250 people in their employ, which will 
probably make it the largest producing 
company west of New York City. 

There is a rumor current that Mort 
H. Singer may also go back into prod- 
uctions, although nothing definite has 
been announced from that quarter. The 
Central Amusement Co., producers of 
"The Elopers," may also offer other 
shows, if the present one develops into 
? big success. 



"PEG" MAKING GOOD. 

Chicago, July 8. 

"Peg" at the Garrick is making good. 

The first week the show played to over 

$9,000 and the second the figures went 
over $13,000. The weather was more 
favorable for the second week. 

Charles Waldron has been engaged 
to replace Guy Standing in the "Daddy 
Long Legs" show at Powers within 
the near future. 



Harris Estate Insolvent. 
The estate of the late Henry B. Har- 
ris, a report of which has been placed 
on file in the office of the Transfer Tax 
State Appraiser, has assets of $365,443- 
.47 and liabilities of $400,690.62. The 
greatest loTses sustained by the deced- 
ent were between $300,000.00 and $360,- 
000.00 in the Folies Bergere. In his 
will Mr. Harris left $5,000, each, to the 
Actor's Fund, Hebrew Infant Asylum 
and the Blind Babies of the Sunshine 
Society, and the residue to his widow. 
Irene W. Harris. 

William A. Brady, now in London, 
is expected to return home the last 
week in July, when the first call for 
rehearsals for some of the Brady show* 
will be made. 



BENNETT LEAVES HERALD. 

Chicago, July 8. 
James O'Donncll Bennett, who, for 
12 years has been the dramatic editor 
of the Chicago Herald, will go to Lon- 
don as dramatic correspondent for the 
Chicago Tribune. His place will be 
taken on the Herald by Frederic Hat- 
ton, dramatic editor of the Chicago 
Evening Post, author of "Years of 
Discretion," and "The Call of Youth." 
It is said that the post was offered 
to Percy Hamond of the Tribune, but 
he had but recently signed a new con- 
tract for a term of years with the 
Tribune. 

Mr. Bennett has been one of the 
most independent of Chicago critics. 
While others were content to make 
phrases and wax facetious, he has al- 
ways been of a more serious mind, and 
his reviews have been read with inter- 
est by the more serious minded play- 
going public. 

Mr. Hatton, the new critic, has made 
a name for himself as a fair minded 
judge ql plays and players. 

Later developments would make it 
appear that the Herald is to have a 
dual dramatic critic. Reviews are 
signed "The Hattons," and in making 
his farewell bow to the public in his 
columns Sunday, James O'Donnell 
Bennett included Fanny Hatton as 
well as Frederick Hatton in speaking 
of his succession. Mrs. Hatton colab- 
orated with her husband in "Years of 
Discretion" and also "The Call of 
Youth." produced in Chicago this sea- 
son. She comes of a noted literary 
family of the west, and is considered 
an authority on the drama and liter- 
ature. 

The successor to Hatton on the 
Evening Post seems to be a matter of 
doubt. Hatton is covering the job for 
both the Herald and the Post this 
week. He has suggested some one on 
the paper be promoted. Charles W. 
Collins, formerly of the Inter-Ocean, 
has also been mentioned, and several 
are after the berth. 



RYLEY HAS "MILESTONES." 

It's definitely settled Phil W. Ryley 
gets "Milestones" for a road tour next 
season. His company will open 
around Sept. 1. 

Ryley is sending out "The Trail of 
the Lonesome Pine" again. He will 
start engaging in two weeks for the 
tour of "The Queen of the Movies." 
Most of the old company is re-en- 
gaged. Felix Adler is under contract, 
but it's not certain he will rejoin the 
show. 



Frank Vernon Staging 'Lady's Dress." 
(Rptcial Cable t* Vahiuty > 

London, July 8. 

Frank Vernon, the London stage 
manager, will go to New York to 
put on "My Lady's Dress" next sea- 
son for Klaw & Erlanger. 

Jane drey will not take the lead in 
the American production. 



Taxi Slammed Lackaye's Leg. 

Chicago, July 8. 
A taxicab d<»or slammed Wilton 
Lackaye's leg while the actor was at 
the La Salle station last week. Tt will 
cause him to lose two weeks in vaude- 
ville, where ho was playing. Mr. 
Lnckavc is recovering on T ^ng Tsland. 



CASINO'S MUSICAL SHOW. 

Some kind of a musical show is be- 
ing arranged for the Casino, perhaps 
to follow the run of the Rainey Hunt 
pictures there. This may end during 
August. Vaudcvillians are receiving 
proposals to join a Shubert show. It is 
said the engagements are intended for 
the Casino, where a light entertain- 
ment slightly below the $2 scale may 
be offered over the winter. 

The piece will probably be "The 
Dancing Duchess," which Joe Coyne 
appeared in at the Adelphi, London. 
The title for this side is subject to 
change. A call for choristers was is- 
sued Monday. Ada Lewis is about the 
only principal known signed to date. 

The "Duchess" will open at Asbury 
Park August 6. going into the Casino 
August 10. 

Other Shubert productions in im- 
mediate prospect are "Apartment K 
13," a farce, to be shown at the Elliott 
July 27, with "The Third Party," re- 
cently playing in Chicago, to follow 
along in .The 39th Street Aug. 3. 

Preparations are slowly starting lor 
the new Al Jolson show to become the 
successor of "The Passing Show of 
1914" at the Winter Garden. Harold 
Atteridge is at work on the book. Mu- 
sic will be furnished by Harry Car- 
roll and S. Romberg. Jack Mason is 
to stage the numbers. It is not ex- 
pected "The Passing Show" will end 
its New York run before Nov. 1, at 
the earliest. 



ONLY TWO FOR CORT. 

John Cort as far as present plans arc 
known will only have two companies 
under his direction next season, Mc- 
Intyre & Heath and "The Marriage 
Game.'' 

The blackfaced comedians open at 
the new Standard (90th and Broad- 
way) Sept. 21 and later tour the south. 

"The Marriage Game" opens Sept. 
14 at the Standard. Cort has engaged 
Olive Tell to play the former Alex- 
andra Carlisle role in it. 

According to report Miss Carlisle 
next season will lie cast for the prin- 
cipal female role in the new Charles 
Klein show, "The Money Moon." 
There was also talk Jane Cowl would 
get the Klein piece as it is not certain 
that the latter will be seen in the new 
production. "The Salamander," by 
Owen Tohnson. 



JAMES K. RETURNS. 

James K. Hackett, who has been 
abroad taking part in a feature film 
for the Famous Players Co., has re- 
turned and is now at the Thousand 
Islands. 

Hackett will again be out this fall 
in a new play, under the personal man- 
agement '*f W.il'er N. Lawrence. 

AT. th a mor y Hackett fell heir to 
wil' 1. ■♦• ' - hU to have and spend be- 
f^' : -k i" T -- of a: other year at least. 

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VARIETY 



11 



WONDERFUL SUMMER PROFITS 
OUT OF NEW YORK THEATRES 



Winter Garden and Palace Far in Lead on Winning Side. Six 

Other Legitimate Houses Doing Profitable Business. 

Some Picture Theatres Also Making Money. Entire 

Loew Circuit of Small Time Vaudeville Still 

Open. Extraordinary Weather Helps. 



"Summer profits" that are pro- 
nounced wonderful by the show people 
are being taken down weekly nowa- 
days, despite that the hot spell that 
should have been, has sent away num- 
berless theatregoers to the country or 
seashore. The leaders of all New 
York at present are the Winter Gar- 
den, where the Shuberts present "The 
Passing Show of 1914/' and at B. F. 
Keith's Palace where vaudeville is 
played. 

The Winter Garden has been draw- 
ing a gross of not less than $27,000 
weekly, averaging $3,000 and $3,100 a 
performance on ordinary nights, with 
Saturday night taxing the limit of the 
box office in every way. This is giving 
the house and show jointly (both oper- 
ated by the Shuberts) a net return of 
not less than $16,000 a week. The 
Palace last week delivered $8,000 in • 
profits to the Keith management. It 
did a gross business of $18,000 with a 
bill that cost $3,600. The Palace is 
unexpectedly remaining open at this 
season. 

Other legitimate theatres remaining 
open are playing to a profit as well, 
though not as large. "A Pair df Sixes" 
at the Longacre in its 17th week (also 
"4th of July Week" with its usual 
barren holiday) did around $6,000 last 
week; "Potash & Perlmutter" at the 
Cohan, got between $8,000 and $9,000; 
"The Follies" at the Amsterdam is 
claiming near $18,000, though it is said 
the upstairs portion of the theatre is 
not as heavily patronized as in the 
first weeks though the orchestra sale 
is holding up; "Too Many Cooks" at 
the 39th St. did $6,000 (giving the 
show a profit of $1,400); "Kitty Mac- 
Kay" at the Comedy got between $4,- 
000 and $5,000; "The Dummy" at the 
Hudson did $6,000. 

Several of the Broadway theatres 
playing feature pictures are likewise 
doing real business. The Rainey Hunt 
picture at the Casino drew about $4,- 
500; "Cabiria" at the Knickerbocker 
($1 prices) did $7,000, which didn't re- 
turn any too great a net considering 
the amount of gross, through the ex- 
pensiveness of the New York show- 
ing; the Cavalieri picture at the Re- 
public is doing a nice little sum week- 
ly, while the Strand, with a weekly 
mixed program that includes a feature ' 
film, is playing to not less than $9,000 
weekly now. It will likely exceed the 
high mark for the summer this week 
with the Mary Fickford-Famous Play- 
ers film, "The Eagle's Mate," the 
Strand having a continuous line wait- 
ing nights. 

Hammerstein's is the only other big 
time vaudeville house open in New 
York. The weather, extraordinarily 
favorable to indoor amusement so far 



this summer, has not helped Ham- 
merstein's where the Roof at night 
holds the most money of the daily 
receipts, although Hammerstein's has 
been drawing a good strong trade. 

The weather may be responsible for 
the entire Loew circuit of vaudeville 
theatres remaining open, none having 
been closed so far. Marcus Loew 
said this week that while the cool 
evenings to date had punctured ex- 
pectations at Ebbett's Field, Brook- 
lyn, it had held up the theatre business, 
and the out-door nightly vaudeville 
and picture entertainment over in the 
Brooklyn National League ball 
grounds would be continued until the 
weather broke better for it. 



MEAL SOFTENS HEART. 

Los Angeles, July 8. 

When "Wanted: A Wife" hit the 
rocks at Bernardino some time ago, 
Roy B. Thomas gave Carman Ross, 
leading woman, a check for $5 on sal- 
ary account. 

The check was worthless and Miss 
Ross pawned her watch to get back 
to Los Angeles. Thomas was arrest- 
ed. His parents paid Miss Ross her 
salary and after eating a square meal 
she relented and is now working to 
have Thomas released on probation. 



NEW MANAGER FOR COMEDY. 

Chicago, July 8. 

Frank O. Peers is no longer manager 
of the Comedy theatre. Frank Ashalt 
is here auditing the books of the 
nousi. 

A new manager is to be announced 
within the near future. 



Event with Christie MacDonald. 

A visit from the stork is rumored 
for 800 Riverside Drive, where lives 
Christie MacDonald (Mrs. "Bud" Gil- 
lespie). 



Dillingham Show Named. 
Charles B. Dillingham has finally set- 
tled upon "Around the Clock" as the 
title for the new Montgomery and 
Stone show. 



Glendenning with C. ft H. 

Ernest Glendenning, with William 
A. Brady last season, has signed a con- 
tract for the new year with Cohan & 
Harris. 



Miss Goodall Replacing May Boley. 

Elizabeth Goodall will replace May 
Boley in "The Whirl of the World," 
now in Chicago, at the close of her sea- 
son with "The Passing Show of 1913" 
July 11. 

If you don't odvortlM In VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



BILLPOSTERS' MEETING. 

Among the arrivals in New York 
Wednesday was F. C Zehring, Mayor 
of Lincoln (who owns the Brandeis, 
Omaha, and the Oliver in his home 
town, and is also associated with C. U. 
Philley and L. M. Crawford Circuit, 
who will attend the annual meeting of 
the Poster Advertising Association, 
which will be held n Atlantic City 
next week. 

Mayor Zehring will be one of the 
speakers at the billposters' convention. 
Among the greatest things marked for 
discussion at the A. C. meeting will 
be the adoption of what is best known 
as the "AA" service, which embraces 
the panel boards with the big mould- 
ings. It appears only a question of 
time when every billposting plant in 
the country will specialize on the 
"Double A" service. 

The association is composed mostly 
of prominent theater owners through- 
out the country and has an active mem- 
bership of 2,500. This is the second 
time it has convened in Atlantic City. 
It is almost a certainty the next meet- 
ing will be held in San Francisco at 
which time special railway rates will be 
in vogue. 



"WHITE SLAVE" CASE. 

Chicago, July 8. 

Louis Gleason, a Chicago actor, has 
been bound over to Federal Grand 
Jury action following his indictment 
in Indianapolis for alleged violation 
of the Mann "white slave" law. Glea- 
son is out on a $1,000 bond. 

The girl in question is Iva Childers. 



THROUGH AT A. C. 

Atlantic City, July 8. 
Henriette Brown stock company 
was unable to make both ends meet 
here and the season came to a disas- 
trous financial close Saturday. 



Miss Anglin Likes Play. 

"The Divine Friend," now in the 
hands of Margaret Anglin, has met 
with such favor from her first reading 
that she will very likely use it in her 
starring tour next season. The new 
piece is by a Western newspaper 
writer. 



Joe Jacobs and Doc Leiier Sail. 

Joe Jacobs of the Shubert offices 
sailed for Europe Tuesday, having for 
company the ever popular Dr. Leiser. 

Mr. Jacobs intends taking a good 
rest upon the other side, first going 
to Carlsbad. He passed through a long 
dangerous siege of illness last year, 
and now says "Safety first on the 
health thing." 



"For the Love of Mike." 

Chicago, July 8. 
"For the Love of Mike" is the title 
of a new show that is going out from 
here under the direction of John T. 
Nicholson. The company is being re- 
cruited in the Milo Bennett agency. 



William Mick Sued for Divorce. 

Milwaukee, July 8. 
William E. Mick, former manager of 
the Gayety, more recently of the 
Shubert-Murat of Indianapolis, has 
been sued here for divorce by Anna 
(iordon Mick. Desertion Dec. 20. 1912. 
is charged. 



DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS HIT. 

Atlantic City, July 8. 

Once again has Douglas Fairbanks 
come into his own as a star of first 
magnitude, through the medium of a 
new play, "He Comes Up Smiling," 
made from the book by Charles Sher- 
man, by Byron Ongley and Emil 
Nyitray, and produced by A. H. Woods 
at the Apollo Monday night for the 
first time. 

The four-act play, programed as in 
"four cylinders," is a romantic comedy 
in which atmosphere plays a leading 
part. Once the proper atmosphere is 
produced upon the audience — which 
occurs in the first act — the play moves 
forward smoothly, yet with enough sus- 
pense to hold the attention chained 
throughout. 

There is a great deal of sentiment 
ii. the dialog, at times rhetorical to a 
point of verbosity; but the literary 
charm and a touch of the poetic pre- 
vents the element of over-saccharinity 
usually so prevalent in plays of this 
type. 

The story tells of a "self-imposed" 
tramp, who by a strange freak of for- 
tune finds himself, after a swim, in 
the clothes of a "cotton" stock broker. 
In this garb he is discovered, wined, 
dined, and falls in love. How he wins 
the love of the daughter of this cotton 
king's rival is the basis of the plot. 

Although not allowing him the op- 
portunity of fully demonstrating his 
resourcefulness and marked ability as 
an actor, Mr. Fairbanks, as usual, dom- 
inates the play, the stage and the play- 
ers. He is the incarnation of youth- 
fulness and romanticism. 

Mr. Fairbanks is extremely fortunate 
in his choice of Patricia Collinge as 
leading woman. Miss Collinge per- 
meates the stage, in her own sweet 
way, much the same as the star. Her 
delightful personality, which possesses 
the charming touch of the Celt, is 
bewitchingly alluring. 

Edward Mawson is excellent in the 
character of Bartlett, the "former" cot- 
ton king. Sydney Booth, though not 
having much to do as William Bat- 
chelor, the "present" cotton king, is 
all that could be desired. George 
Backus gives a faithful portrait of Gen- 
eral Crossman, the motor enthusiast, 
while Edouard Durand in a short "bit" 
in the first act made a solid impression. 

Others in the cast were Harry Har- 
wood, Robert Kelly, Katherine Browne 
Decker, John Sharkey, William S. 
Levine, Chris M. Losch, James Kear- 
ney, Joseph Dunne, Kennth Lee. 



NEW PIECE IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, July 8. 
"Trifling with Tomorrow," by Frank 
Mandel, had its premiere at the Colum- 
bia by the All-Star Players Monday 
night and was witnessed by a big 
house. The new piece tells an interest- 
ing story and contains the necessary 
elements for legitimate success, provid- 
ing it receives the necessary building 
up. 



Collier Opening Astor Season. 

It's almost a certainty Willie Collier 
in his new show, "Forward March!" 
will open the new season at the Astor 
early in September, or probably earlier. 



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VARIETY 



WTTH THE PRESS AGENTS 



Jeanetle Dupre will have two press agents 

ahead of her rrogn-salve Wheel show. Dixon 

Van Valkcnberg will be general press repre- 
ttcnlatlve. 



The Soclcte' dee Authors et Compositeuds 
Drauiatlques (The Society of Dramatic Au- 
thors and Composers of Prance) have appoint- 
ed Walter C. Jordan Its American agent. 

Henry Arthur Jones, the English dramatist, 
arrived in New York this week. 



Florence Dean Cope, press agent for the Du- 
Henbury'a at the Southern theatre and Olen- 
tnngy park, Columbus, O., was married in 
Applcton, Wis., last week, to Norman Dixon, 
in advance of "The Traffic in Souls" last sea- 
son. Miss Cope eloped several years ago and 
married Allen Seney, son of Judge Seney, of 
Toledo, and was divorced, this being her sec- 
ond elopement 



The CbarleB II. Dillingham press department 
Is still getting "Bluff" over for the new Mont- 
gomery and Stone show, which will be at the 
tilobe next season. The latest is a wireless 
telephone between the footlights and Mr. Dill- 
ingham's private office, for rehearsals and 
other things, but the wireless Is enough. The 
Evening Sun will probably run the notice 
verbatim, which it has been doing with the 
theatrical department through the City Editor's 
desk, since Acton Davles resigned charge of it. 

Maude Plunkctt, an actress from Australia, 
has engaged to appear under the management 
of T. C. Qleason, a Chicago legit producer. 



W. A. iff en has been engaged to manage 
the C. S. Primrose show, "Where the Trail 
Divides," which goes out next fall. 



Steve King was asked the other day why he 
wusn't taking out any shows this fall and he 
replied that there was too much danger of war 
in Mexico. 



Tien Stern has Bcveral manuscripts in his 
possession but hasn't selected any of them as 
probable road productions. Stern expects to 
do some new producing providing he can find 
the right kind of pieces. 

Leon Kalmer, back from a long trip through 
the west with the talkers, says that when he 
asked the main stem of the Culver O. H., 
Lewlstown, Mont., what his capacity was that 
he replied, "Not over four beers." At Stan- 
ford, another Montana stop, which is so near 
Judith Gap that the letters famous winds are 
Juat as well known in Stanford, a man walked 
up to another (local guard) and asked, "Does 
the wind blow like this here every day?" (the 
wind at the time was blowing a perfect gale). 
The reply was : "No, it blows the other way 
sometimes. " (These would never get by in 
the regular season.) 



The Managers and Agents' Theatrical Asso- 
ciation held its regular monthly meeting Tues- 
day afternoon at its Broadway club rooms. 
About the most important thing transacted 
was the admitting of several agents to mem- 
bership. The roll continues to climb and the 
Association plans to reach the 200 mark by 
the beginning of the new season. 



Chas. L. Phillips, who has been in charge of 
the "Cablrla" picture at the Knickerbocker, 
nan gone to Chicago, where he will have di- 
rection of tho same film at the Illinois, the 
Chicago man proceeding to San Francisco, 
taking control of the "Cablrla" opening at 
the Frisco Oalety July 11. Another "Cabiria" 
will go in at Salt Lake this summer. 



Hen Atwell, now attending to the publicity 
for the new Rroadwoy Rose Gardens, Is to 
return to the Hippodrome In the fall. 



Victor von Klraly. nillle Burke's manager, 
sailed for the other side July 4. A. Toxin 
Worm also left for a foreign vacation last 

week. 



The first attraction at the Playhouse will 
be "Sylvia Runs Awny," which was tried out 
lust spring. 



Robert Mantell will resume his tours In 
Shakesperlan plays early In October under 
the direction of William A. Brady. 



Annie Paker, who created the leading role 
abroad in 'Tho Story of the Rosary," will 
play the part In this country when the piece 
Is produced bv Comstock and Gest at the 
Manhattan O. H. 



Viarparet Anrlin has obtained the rl«ht for 
a drama entitled "The Divine Friend." by a 
San Krancisro newspaper writer. 

Charlotte C. Davis, a dramatist, has brought 
a'-tlon analnst lleatriee Do Mllle. a play brok- 
er, for $10,000. The plaintive alleges her play 
was held too lonn by the broker and that she 
war unable to place It. 

IT. Tl. Frazee ins started an nctlon against 
Kiiuriip Walter, th«> American Play and Hum- 
scy Play Companies, alleging an Infraction 
of contract. 

Ciunphell Casad will handle the advance of 
the MnrKaret Illinuton "Within the Law" 
show. Miss llllm;1<in's husband, E. .1. Bowes. 
will manage the tour. 



George Wotherspoon goes ahead of the East- 
ern company of "Seven Keys to Baldpate" 
next Bcson. Joe Spears will be the man be- 
hind. 



Charles Wuertz will likely be assigned to 
the management of one of the "High Jenks" 
shows when it starts the new season. 



Frank Payne plans another road tour of 
"The Rose Maid," as he pulled down a nice 
piece of money on his first proposition of that 
kind last season. 



J. W. Stanley, at one time with the Charles 
Frohman offices, is now the managing editor 
of the Dry Goods, a trade paper down town. 

The New York Roof is overrun with female 
press agents just now. Miss Lougborough of 
San Francisco came east with Mr. and Mrs. 
Douglas Crane, to boost the dancers In the 
New York papers, and Miss Harris Is promot- 
ing publicity for the Dolly Sisters. Nate 
Spingold is expected to return to New York 
this week, when he will resume press agenting 
for the house. 



Henry W. Savage will start his season with 
two "Sari" companies and one each of "Every- 
woman" and "Along Came Ruth." Ells Ger- 
gerly, who has been appearing In German 
stock companies, will make her first appear- 
ance In English In "Sari" next season. 



As the Grand Jury had thrown out the cases 
against William Harris and Lee Shubert, the 
Justices of the Special Session dismissed the 
actions charging the managers with giving In- 
decent plays, "The Lure" and "The Fight." 



OSCAR TELLS HIS POLICY. 

Oscar Hammerstein is out with an 
announcement that his big Opera 
House on Lexington avenue (between 
50th and 51st streets) is all completed 
and will hereafter be known as Ham- 
merstein's Great East Side Opera 
House. 

It will open Aug. 8 with film produc- 
tions which will be interspersed with 
scenes and excerpts from operas. 

(Special Cable to Vajubttt.) 

Berlin, July 8. 

The H. B. Marinelli agency is dick- 
ering with Oscar Hammerstein, of 
New York, to open the latter's new 
opera house there in the fall with the 
"Fatoma" pictures. 



GOOD FOR NOTHING? 

{Special Cable to Variety.) 

Paris, July 8. 

Francois de Curel's piece, entitled 
"La Nouvelle Idole," given at the 
Comedie Francaise, the only house 
presenting novelties - this summer, 
proved fairly excellent, but the piece 
itself is unattractive to a paying pub- 
lic. 

On the same bill is a revival of Vil- 
liers de l'lsle Adam's "La Revoke,* 
a short play, that is more theatrical 
than its companion piece. 



Springfield Friars' Housewarming. 

Springfield, Mass., July 8. 

The newly-organized Friars Club 
here had its first annual bellringing 
and housewarming last Friday. 

Beside the mayor, many other guests 
prominent in local and general life at- 
tended. 



"Prince Bonheur" for the Summer. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris July 8. 
"Prince Bonheur," a musical work 
wonhy of the season, had its premiere 
at the Gaitc-Lyrique July 1 and did 
fairly. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



AGENTS SAVING UP. 

This coming season will find more 

former advance agents producing their 

own shows than in many past sea* 

sons. Investing their savings of the 

road is only proof that the days of 
the spendthrift agents are over and 
that the majority of the boys are now 
saving their salaries. 

Looking over the list finds Howard 
Gale financially interested in two road 
shows, "Broadway Jones" and "Stop, 
Thief!" J. C. Ragland will produce 
"My Best Girl." John C. Coutts will 
have out two shows, "Girl of My 
Dreams" and "When Dreams Come 
True." Charles Riggs and Fred May- 
er are "fifty-fifty" on a road tour of 
"45 Minutes from Broadway." 

Others to be listed are William Mox- 
son, who has a half interest in "Polly 
of the Circus"; Perry J. Kelly, who 
will have out "The Prince of Pilsen." 
Frank Payne will again send otrt "The 
Rose Maid." 

Among agents who have saved their 
money are Nat Royster, William L. 
Wilken, John Wilstach, Walter Dug- 
gan, Campbell Casad and Elliott For- 
man. 



MISS ALT WITH BICKERTON. 

Natalie Alt has not left the Jos. 
Bickerton, Jr., forces, although late 
reports since the closing of the Lon- 
don company had it that Miss Alt had 
severed her connections with the New 
Era Co. Miss Alt is still under con- 
tract and is expected to resume her 
role in "Adele" when the fall comes. 

Bickerton, who went abroad to en- 
gineer the London opening of "Adele," 
is returning to New York City this 
week. He's still at a loss to account 
for the failure of the musical piece 
over there. 

His return means some new an- 
nouncements for the new season. 
Edward Rosenbmum, Jr., is now at- 
tached to the Bickerton managerial 
staff. 



ZEIGFELD ANNOUNCES. 

Flo. Zeigfeld says he will produce 
the Mid-Winter Revue which he con- 
templated putting over last fall, this 
coming season. Frank Tinney, now 
in London, is slated as one of the prin- 
cipals. 

Ziegfeld will go to London following 
the completion of the Mid-Winter 
Revue, where he proposes to produce 
an American musical revue. Accord- 
ing to the Ziegfeld bulletin Wednes- 
day he will also produce a musical 
comedy adapted from the French, in 
September, and a dramatic production 
here in the fall. 



The Al Wilson Company. 

The roster for the Al H. Wilson 
company has been completed by Sid- 
ney H. Ellis, who is putting out the 
show, with the following players: 
George Warnock, Earl Burnside, Har- 
ry West, George Lyons, Laura Lem- 
ers, Lillian Gillmer, Phyllis Robinson 
and Rose Doyle. 

Wilson will be seen in "When Old 
New York Was Dutch," which Wilson 
played sonic six years ago under Ellis' 
direction. The show will open Sept. 
7 at Johnstown, Pa. 



FAY CANT SLEEP. 

Pittsburgh, July 8. 

Fay Templeton can't sleep well 
these mornings. She told Judges 
Marshall Brown and L. L. Davis all 
about it the other day. With her hus- 
band, the multimillionaire, William J. 
Patterson, she appeared in court to 
ask an injunction against the National 
Oil and Gas Co. to restrain the firm 
from making a noise in pumping out 
oil. 

The Pattersons recently bought a 
49-acre estate in Indiana township and 
erected a small palace. The monoton- 
ous exhaust of the j?as wells keeps the 
family awake. They demand mufflers. 

The court asked the parties to reach 
an agreement, but they could not, so 
the case was held over until October. 

Meanwhile Fay will lose her sleep. 



CAST FOR "UNDER COVER." 

It's the Boston company that will 
play "Under Cover" for Selwyn & Co. 
during the forthcoming New York en- 
gagement. The company is slated to 
open at the Cort, Aug. 25, and the men 
backing the show are anticipating a 
long engagement 

The Boston stay came to an end 
July 4 after 28 consecutive weeks in 
the Hub. 

Charles (Pink) Hayes will look 
after the New York publicity. 



Changes Coming at Garden. 

Changes in the Winter Garden show 
were being spoken of *his week, with- 
out names mentioned, though several 
players now there were hinted as slat- 
ed to shortly retire. 

The Shubert.s are on the lookout for 
a good female number leader, accord- 
ing to report. 



Advocates National Theatre. 

Chicago, July 8. 
At a meeting of the National Ger- 
man-American Association held in the 
Hotel La Salle, July 3, Prof. Oscar 
Burckhardt of Marquette University 
of Milwaukee made a strong plea for 
a national theatre in the United States. 



Play Under B. P. O. E. Auspices. 

J. A. Darnaby, who has written a new 
musical comedy, "The Mile A Minu'e 
Girl," plans to produce it under the aus- 
pices of the Elks throughout the conn 
try. It's rumored Darnaby will send 
out an Elk circus next fall. 



Julian Alfred Visiting Folks. 

Like many other Americans who left 
the parents at home while they in- 
vaded England, Julian Alfred has re- 
turned to see his folks, and will re- 
main here until about Sept. 1, when he 
sails back to attend to productions for 
the George Edwardes interests in Lon- 
don, besides many other commissions 
entrusted to him over there. 



Klein's Secret Journey. 
itipwxal Cable t" Viwtwtt » 

London, July 8. 

William Klein, the New York at- 
torney for the Shubcrts, is here on 
his way to Berlin on some mysterious 
mission Mr. Klein is holding very close 
to his chest, though the lawyer admits 
he is not over here for his health. 



VARIETY 



13 



RECEIVER IN CHARGE OF PITT. 

Pittsburgh, July 8. 

The Pitt theatre is in the hands of a 
receiver. When William Moore 
Patch, probably the youngest theatre 
director in the nation, took charge, he 
employed all the ideals he had an- 
nounced when a dramatic critic, in the 
production of plays. He accomplish- 
ed what no other stock company in 
America had attempted. 

Last week the National Printing Co., 
publishers of the program, filed a suit 
in equity alleging the defendants have 
outstanding obligations of $12,500. The 
assets are given as scenery and equips 
ment at $15,000. J. Frank McHenry" 
was appointed receiver under $25,000 
bond. 

Meanwhile the theatre continues to 
show feature films, and it is announced 
that Mr. Patch's plans for an artistic 
season next year, with productions of 
no old plays, will not be interfered 
with. 



NO STOCK IN BROOKLYN. 

Brooklyn for the first time in many 
years is without a stock company. That 
is unusual, for when all the other places 
have run short of stock Brooklyn al- 
ways had one or two* to spare. Next 
fall the trolley dodging commuters will 
have stock back in their midst but dur- 
ing the remainder of the summer there 
is little likelihood of any company play- 
ing over there. 



FORGIVENESS AND $10,000. 

Watcrtown, N. Y., July 8. 

A romance of several years was re- 
vealed when Robert Henkel, son of a 
wealthy public' works contractor of 
Cincinnati, O., and his pretty actress 
bride, Florence Bell, leading woman 
of the Orphcum Stock Company, 
Watertown, presented themselves at 
the Henkel home, confessed their se- 
cret marriage, and pleaded for for- 
giveness. 

They got it, also $10,000 from dad, 
'tis said. 



Robert Hyman in Utica. 

Utica, N. Y., July 8. 

Robert Hyman, late lead of the Ma- 
jestic Stock Company, has replaced Ar- 
thur La Rue as leading man of the lo- 
cal stock. The latter will take a need- 
ed rest. 




STOCK PLAYS NEXT WEEK. 

AUIlUttN, N. Y. (Jefferson), "In Wyoming ' 
(liallles-Hicks Players). 

BAL.TIMOKE (Foil's Auditorium), "Raffles." 

ELM1RA. N. Y. (Rorlcks), Madame 
Sherry." 

MILWAUKEE (Davidson), "Before and 
After." 

PORTLAND, ME. (Jefferson), "The Girl 
from Rectors"; (Keith's), "Broadway Jones." 

SCRANTON (Poll). "The Confession." 

SYRACUSE (Valley), "Girl from Herald 
Square"; (Empire), "Mam-zelle." 

TORONTO (Royal Alexandria), "Raffles"; 
(Shea's), "Marrying for Millions"; (Prin- 
cess), "Chorus Lady." 

UTICA. N. Y. (Majestic), "Officer 000." 

CLEVELAND (Colonial), "Officer 600"; 
(Duchess), "The Blindness of Virtue." 

FACTORIES CLOSING. 

Meriden, Conn., July 8. 
There are strapped actors here as 
a result of no theatre business and a 
closing up of some of the biggest in- 
dustries in town. Meriden in other 
summer seasons has been a profitable 
one for both the movies and stock, 
but it's sure dead now. 

Amsterdam, N. Y., July 8. 

The sudden shutting down of the 
big carpet factory last Friday has de- 
moralized local business ana put such 
a crimp in the amusement places there 
is little hope of immediate relief. 

Unless conditions change it's almost 
certain that some of the big legitimate 
shows coming in early will cancel or 
give the town a wide berth. 



WORKING WITHOUT PAY. 

Montreal, July 8. 

The Roma Reade Co. is still going 
at the New Grand, but none of the 
players are receiving any salaries. 

As Roma Reade's bank account is 
all tied up, pending court proceedings, 
there is little likelihood of any "ghost" 
walking as business shows no inclina- 
tion to take a brace. 



Wedding Postponed Indefinitely. 

Atlanta, Ga., July 8. 

Margaret Chaffee, formerly the lead- 
ing woman of the Lucille La Verne Co. 
when it was at the Lyric and who quit 
when she was fined for missing re- 
hearsal, has announced that her mar- 
rige to Don Arthur of New York, set 
for June, has been indefinitely post- 
poned. 



HARVARD BOY SIGNED. 

Pittsburgh, July 8. 
Irving Pichel, the young Harvard 
Dramatic Club actor who scored a per- 
sonal triumph in the Craig stock com- 
pany production of "Hamlet" in Bos- 
ton last year, is the latest addition to 
the Harry Davis Players. He made 
his debut in "In the Bishop's Car- 
riage." 



DUCHESS CO. OPENS. 

Cleveland, July 8. 
The Duchess reopened Monday eve- 
ning with Edward Ewald and asso- 
ciate players in "Lord and Lady Algy." 
This company hopes to hold over until 
fall, when it is planned to produce a 
series of plays that will draw business 
in competition with the Vaughan 
Glasser players at the Metropolitan. 

Business was very good on the open- 
ing nights. 

The company includes Ann Hamil- 
ton, Loretta Allen, Jesse Royce, Luella 
Montague, Harry Manners, Victor 
Travers, Allen Thomas, Randolph 
Gray, James McHugh, Carl Carlson, 
Alfred Gertiser and William Roth. 

The Duchess has been dark, with the 
exception of a few nights, since Feb- 
ruary, when the Percy Haswell stock 
company disbanded, the star being 
forced from work by illness. 



Donald Meek at Holyoke. 

Holyoke, Mass., July 8. 
It's now a certainty that Donald 
Meek will shortly head his own stock 
here at the Suffolk. 



DADDY" IN FOR A RUN. 

Chicago, July 8. 
"Daddy Long-Legs" at Powers' 
which has reached its 20th week is pre- 
paring for a record run. Seats are sell- 
ing for an advance and the show is ad- 
vertising for a run from Decoration 
Day until Labor Day. Business has 
been good, and the offering will prob- 
ably weather the heated term. 



OBITUARY. 

John McVeigh died July 2 of con- 
sumption of the throat. H© had been 
in both vaudeville and burlesque. The 
deceased was in his 39th year. He is 
survived by a mother and sister. 



Jacob Cohen, known on the vaude- 
ville stage as Joseph Murphy, a He- 
brew comedian, died of appendicitis 
and complications in the Pennsylvania 
Hospital, Philadelphia, July 2. He was 
taken ill while playing at Bucna Vista, 
Virginia. The funeral was held Sun- 
clay at his home, 732 Emily street, 
Philadelphia. 



Watcrtown, N. Y., July 8. 
Jerry Hazzard, of the Kit Carson 
Wild West show, died here yesterday, 
at the City Hospital, from a fracture 
of the skull received from a fall while 
the show was playing at Adams. The 
deceased is said to be a native of St. 
Louis. 



San Diego, Cal., July 8. 
Givanni Cvardosai, an Italian tenor, 
formerly of the Metropolitan Opera 
Co., died at Coronado, June 30, as the 
result of a fall through a skylight at a 
local hotel last September, when his 
spine was broken. Four surgeons 
worked over him until his death. He 
is survived by a widow, known as Cilia 
Biggers. 

San Francisco, July 8. 
Gustab Bilfmger, said to be the old- 
est usher in the United States, died re- 
cently at Oakland. 

The deaths are reported from Eur- 
op of Willy Heuberger, ring master 
of the Sarrasani circus; Rudolph Schier, 
ex-director of the Apollo theatre, Ber- 
lin; Siegmund Hijos, agent at Vienna; 
Edmond May, editor of "Theatre Cour- 
ier" of Berlin. 

John Walsh, age 61. died suddenly 
July 3 in New Britain, Conn., while 
playing there. He was best known as 
the star of "Paradise Alley." 



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London stories. Miss Stedman Is an opera 
singer formerly with the Whitney Opera Co., 
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VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, Firtt Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 



Helen Beach Wallen Trio, Hammer- 
stein's. 

Mike Bernard and Courtney Sitters, 
Henderson's. 

Mystic Bird, Henderson's. 

Dercat and Lenora, Henderson's. 

Averson and Weston, Brighton theatre. 

Rich and Galvin, Brighton theatre. 

George M. Brown, Brighton Music 
Hall. 

Harry Lazarus, Brighton Music Hall. 

Fritz and Lucy Bruch, Palace. 



» 



"Aurora of Light/ 

Posing. 

10 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Palace. 

Jesse L. Lasky is putting out another 
variation of the "stereopticon posing" 
in the "Aurora of Light." It is the us- 
ual well built young woman in flesh- 
ings, standing on a higher pedestal 
than customary, in a nice frame that is 
brightly colored with many hues by the 
scenes flashed around her from a ma- 
chine placed in the gallery, instead of 
in the orchestra pit as formerly. 
The effects obtained are an improve- 
ment upon the old style, and the entire 
turn is a much advanced idea in this 
line of posing, but (there is always a 
but around) the advancement has ar- 
rived after posing of this sort is quite 
familiar. Still there is a certain value 
to the turn, for it will be appreciated, 
and the same but intervenes here to say 
that had Mr. Lasky found the fellow 
who -did this "Aurora" before the oth- 
ers had shown, he would have had a 
real attraction. Now he has merely an 
act that was wrongly placed to close 
the Palace show. It should have been 
in the opening after intermission posi- 
tion. Sime. 



Tracey, Stone and Spink. 

Songs. 

15 Mins.; One. 

Recently a two-act, Tracey and 
Stone now have the aid of a pianist to 
form a smooth running singing trio. 
The best of the work rests on the lit- 
tle girl, who makes the turn what it is, 
and that is much. These people should 
be able to do better than the pop 
houses. There is an Irish recitative 
song the girl handles well, getting it 
over on her personality. The man in 
evening dress clings to his old habit of 
posing. If this chap would only help 
the little girl more there would be no 
stopping for the turn. The piano play- 
er without showing any Paderewski 
ability conducted himself in the prop- 
er way. When the newness wears off, 
this turn will be hard to beat as a snap- 
py trio. 



Gladys Wilbur. 

Songs. 

10 Mins.; One. 

American. 

There are singles and singles, big 
and small. Here is one, big in propor- 
tions but meant for the small time. 
Singing four songs, all rags excepting 
"California" (the best rendered of her 
rrprrtoirc). Gladys will do for the 
bouses where they are just crazy about 
popular songs. 



Metropolitan Quartet 

"In a' Persian Garden" (Song Cycle). 

20 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Great Northern Hip., Chicago. 

Chicago, July 8. 
The Metropolitan Quartet is a Chi- 
cago organization but recently brought 
together for vaudeville. In selecting 
a vehicle, whoever is instigator of the 
act, has chosen one of the most diffi- 
cult imaginable, nothing else than the 
song cycle, "In a Persian Garden," by 
Liza Lehmann, a work suitable for 
concert with highest type of audiences. 
When it is offered to people who pat- 
ronize ten and twenty vaudeville, it 
must be seen at once that it is away 
over a good many heads. The stage 
setting is a garden, but the artist has 
chosen to use the conventional Eng- 
lish variety of trimmed hedges, in- 
stead of more seductive Persian ef- 
fects. The four singers, two men and 
two women, are attired in what is 
supposed to be Persian garb and it 
is colorful and picturesque, if nothing 
more. The work is arranged for solos 
and quartets. It is of unusual beauty, 
but it makes its appeal to the culti- 
vated ear, and not to those who go 
into raptures over rags. The orches- 
tra struggled with the intricate score. 
Small wonder, then, that the gallery 
Monday night at the premier, applaud- 
ed ironically and jeered not a little, 
although the lower part of the house, 
which appeared to be filled with friends 
of the singers, was genuinely en- 
thusiastic. The four singers are Julie 
Manierre, soprano; Gertrude Kast- 
holm, alto; Grant Kimbell, tenor, and 
Heathe Gregory, basso. The act has 
no chance at all on small time, and 
would come very near to killing almost 
any bill in a two-a-day house. As a 
concert number, in its present form, 
it is effective. The singers were ill at 
ease and awkward, and appeared al- 
together unused to the stage and its 
requirements. Reed. 



Marguerite Calvert. 
Dancing Violinist. 
5 Mins., One. 
23rd Street 

A violinist must dance to get over, 
but this little girl does too much of the 
dancing stuff. If Marguerite Calvert 
would give one selection without pranc- 
ing around the audience would realize 
that she can handle the fiddle. The 
present routine contains the various 
rags with a few other selections thrown 
in. The revolving bit with the orches- 
tra playing at top speed surely does not 
show the playing of the girl to good 
advantage. There are so many in this 
line of work that any girl who gets into 
it must work her hardest to keep up 
with the parade. 



Wilson and Weston. 
Parodies and Talk 
11 Mins.; One. 
American. 

These two men follow the regular 
routine of a "straight" and a German 
comedian. The talk is about pictures. 
"Did you give them? No, he took 
them, but you didn't have them" (much 
time being taken up with that idea). 
The comedian has some good parodies 
that should make them laugh. In the 
threc-a-day they should get along. 



Walter McCulkmgh and Co. (3). 
"Mr. Jollyboy *s Double" (Farce). 
11 Mins.; Full Stage. 
McVicker's, Chicago. 

Chicago, July 8. 
This farcelet has possibilities. The 
story concerns a married man with 
philandering proclivities. He sneaks 
away to a masque ball and meets a girl 
who sends a letter to his home. 
Wifey opens letter. Jealousy is 
aroused. Home comes hubby, de- 
bonair and full of enthusiastic greet- 
ings. Wife is cold and clammy at 
first and then fiery and untamed. Hus- 
band tells her there is a mistake. There 
is another man in town who looks 
exactly like him. Negro servant, in 
background, hears but does not be- 
lieve. Husband goes away, thinking 
he has ribbed up matters so he can 
do all sorts of cheating. Negro tells 
wife that hubby has been telling a 
fairy tale, and fixes to have her re- 
fuse to recognize the falsifier when he 
comes in again. Husband is thrown 
out by negro, as being the man who 
looks like Jollyboy. He comes back, 
and wife makes him believe the other 
man has been in hugging and kissing 
her. Hubby has a couple of fits and 
breaks many dishes on the floor in 
his rage. Goes out to shoot the man 
in the case and returns to tell his wife 
he has killed his double, after the 
negro has burlesqued him a little. Big 
scene, which ends with the negro 
bringing in a broken mirror, in which 
the man has shot at his own reflec- 
tion. In the rage scene McCullough 
is at his best. He has a big voice and 
when he wants to let it out he can 
fill any old theatre. The woman's part 
is well acted, as is also the part of the 
servant. It needs speeding up in 
spots. The author is not divulged. 

Reed. 



Herfero and Friar. 

Society Dancers. 

10 Mint.; One. 

With a number of new titles for 
their dances this couple should find 
three-a-day audiences a fertile field. 
Starting with "The Panama Wave" 
they show a couple of new steps in- 
cluding a swaying bit that has grace. 
Another new one for the pop houses is 
the "Hodge Podge," nothing to gain 
much recognition for the dance on the 
floor or stage. The other two, Maxixe 
and Hesitation, were fairly cleverly ex- 
ecuted. The man is rather short and 
stocky to get very far with the society 
thing, but his partner will help to keep 
the act working. 



Richards Brothers. 

Acrobatic. 

Q Mins.; Full Stage. 

The two men in this turn are recog- 
nized gymnasts. The comedian is the 
best acrobat. His tricks are difficult 
and of good variety. The straight 
in white tights acts more as a holder 
for the other on the rings, though he 
carries off tricks himself. The turn is 
down to a good running basis and 
makes a good closer. 



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HAMMHSTEIN'S. 

The cold, damp weather Monday 
night did not help business on Ham- 
merstein's Roof, but it did help the 
show. The frigidity of the atmosphere 
resulted in all the Roof windows and 
sidewalls being closed, shutting out 
the breezes and incidentally the noise. 
Talking and singing acts which invari- 
ably do a headlong flop upstairs were 
heard in the rear of the house and the 
results were better for both audience 
and artists. 

Many empty seats until almost 9:30, 
when an inrush just before the Hou- 
dini act. In bygone seasons Houdini 
always packed them in at night, but 
Monday it was far from capacity. The 
slump was attributed to the weather. 

The show started at 8:19 and ended 
at 11:03. Bissett and Evelyn were the 
first to show. They dance well, but 
lack the looks and class for the com- 
pany they were in. The Brothers 
Arco got a nice reception for their 
hand balancing. Smith and Cook and 
the toe-dancing Marie Brandon 
amused with their conglomeration of 
absurdities. Martinetti and Sylvester 
did their old act with their old music. 
Balaban, in his fourth week, held up 
the interest by his female impersona- 
tion. 

Joe Jackson was the first big laugh- 
ing hit. Joe affects a darker facial make- 
up. Perhaps he's using a new kind 
of "black." Nonette got over nicely 
with her violin numbers. Houdini, 
carded "No. 13," was given the "No. 9" 
position at 9:42. 

Just before his "water cell" escape 
which he did on his last trip over here, 
he exhibited the "burnt turban" trick, 
said to come from the dark archives of 
Egypt. He takes a long strip of white 
muslin which one of the stage com- 
mittee slashes in twain with a pair of 
shears. Then the ends are set afire 
by a lighted candle. After extinguish- 
ing the flames, Houdini again cuts the 
ends several times. A knot is tied, two 
men pull the muslin from opposite 
ends and the strip appears connected 
without a single trace of the burning 
or clipping. 

Intermission followed the Houdini 
turn with everybody going to the 
Farm space to watch Lalla Selbini do 
her cycling act. It's Lalla's union suit 
attire that attracts more attention than 
her "beauiful eyelashes." 

The Arnaut Bros, were a pleasing 
novelty when the show was resumed. 
Fannie Brice can thank her stars the 
Roof was enclosed. "The Temptress," 
with Alice Eis and Bert French, drew 
attention with the shimmering, flashy 
stage setting. Bedini, Roy and Ar- 
thur offered a travesty on the Eis- 
French act, along the lines of similar 
burlesques shown by the comedians. 
Phil Roy did the Arctic Onri three- 
stick trick while Bedini and Arthur 
were getting ready for the travesty. 
The Merry Monopedes, billed to close, 
did not appear. Mark. 



The Alexander Producing Co., of 
Chicago, has selected Aug. 2 as the 
opening date for the tour of "A Fool 
and His Money" with Guy and Con- 
stance Kauffman featured, the place 
being Baysfield, Wis. 



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IS 



PALACE. 

The judgment of the Palace manage- 
ment was justified Monday evening 
through the continued packed condi- 
tion of the theatre. The judgment 
consisted of holding over two dancing 
turns as the principal features, and 
also placing on the same program two 
"single" women who sing similar style 
of songs. One thing at least the Pal- 
ace is doing is not to force this kind 
of a bill on the public, but to continue 
it while the paying public responds. 
And the vindication of a program that 
has little if any variety comes through 
the box office for this summer season. 
Not forgetting to give Old Man 
Weather due credit for consideration 
of show business the past month. 

The two "singles" were Belle Baker 
and Ruth Roye, Miss Roye in her 
fourth week at the Palace, appearing 
"No. 4" on the current program, and 
Miss Baker next to closing in her first 
week. The rival singers may be held 
over indefinitely also, with the dancers, 
it the prevailing opinion that the music 
publishers are adjusting the audiences 
to the likes of the "singles" is proven 
true before the week runs out. As a 
matter of fact, however, only two 
music publishers were involved with 
the songs these girls used Monday 
night. Miss Baker sang six numbers, 
all by Irving Berlin and published by 
the Ted Snyder firm. Miss Roye had 
four, two from Leo Feist's factory and 
two from Snyder's. This gave Snyder 
a batting average of .750. And if the 
music publishers are distributing Pal- 
ace tickets this week instead of pro- 
fessional copies, that will mean some 
little spending for the Snyder firm. 
But they say they are not. And if they 
si-y so, let 'er go at that. But never- 
theless Monday night each of the girls 
had plenty of "friends" in the house. 
A similar condition was reported at 
the matinee. Miss Roye did little with 
her first song, but picked up with each 
succeeding one, and really got the 
audience with ' the final "Devil" num- 
ber. She sensibly stopped at the 
fourth, making her turn short, per- 
haps not because she wished to, but 
had run out of the sort of comic 
lyric necessary for her to get over. 
Three of her four selections were 
purely held up by the lyrics. The girl 
seems possessed of little originality 
in conception of delivery, taking sev- 
eral models for her mannerisms in 
putting over the different numbers. 

With Miss Baker all was changed. 
She tried for a wide range, from a 
sob number to a comic, disregarding 
that she was appearing very late, and 
pushing the repertoire to the limit, 
even then with one unsung number in 
reserve. The trouble with Belle Baker 
just now appears to be that she has 
ambition. Perhaps that always arrives 
with an increase in salary. Instead of 
getting out and singing what she 
should sing, Belle wants to sing every- 
thing that can be sung. Her reper- 
toire might have been more suited to 
an early position, with a clear field 
ahead. With Miss Roye's fast num- 
bers to follow, Miss Baker might 
have cut one of her three slow songs, 
and would have gotten better re- 
sults. She did well enough, even if she 
didn't use a chair for any one song, 
but her turn dragged somewhat and 
her biggest lyrical laugh, in the "Yid- 



dish" comic, had to be waited for 
through a slow (but necessary) first 
verse while she piled a second verse 
and chorus on top of this, making the 
comic fifth on her list, and finally clos- 
ing the turn near eleven with her 
Hammcrstein speech. Miss Baker is 
programmed as "The Bernhardt of 
Song." That explains everything. 

Joan Sawyer and her male partners 
and Adelaide and Hughes were the 
holdover dancing acts. Miss Sawyer 
has found a manly looking graceful 
dancer in Nigel Barrie, formerly with 
"The Queen of the Movies," but he 
is at his best when waltzing. Benne 
Dixon is still doing "In the Shadows" 
with Sawyer. There's nothing to this 
dance, but it may be the drawing card 
for Miss Sawyer, as it exposes her 
form more than the others. Dixon is 
merely there. If Miss Sawyer want- 
ed to try an innovation, she could 
have a different partner for each of 
her dances, taking Mr. Barrie for the 
"Aeroplane Waltz" only, which he does 
so well. Securing others equally as 
proficient in their particular line, she 
would have what would appear to be 
a far more important dancing number, 
since there seems to be no origination 
for dances in the present combination. 
This week Miss Sawyer and Mr. Barrie 
are doing the "Congo Tango" which 
Miss Sawyer and Jack Jarrott first did. 
It. is not well done at all at present. 
A "cake-walk" step just saves it. 
Adelaide and Hughes have their 
usual routine, still singing at the open- 
ing. 

Among acts new to the bill were 
George Felix and the Barry Girls, who 
did quite well in the "No. 3" spot, 
through Mr. Felix's pantomimic fun, 
up to the finish when Felix ended to 
a riot with a new conclusion bit, hav- 
ing preceded that with another little 
and new trick a moment before. The 
Barry Girls sang a couple of songs, 
their opening one having been jarred 
somewhat by the number Marshall 
Montgomery ("No. 2"), used for his 
"dummy." 

Montgomery has changed his style 
of act, trying to be a "nut" comedian 
at the opening, taking his style and 
some of his material from sources that 
best pleased him, and greatly bumping 
any chance he ever had to be termed a 
creator. The best laughs secured by 
the ventriloquist came from "personal 
remarks," the things the "dummy" 
said reflecting upon Montgomery's 
personality or his ability. A large 
laugh, however, was gotten from Con- 
roy and Le Maire's "Where I came 
fiom," etc., while Al Jolson's revived 
"hotel-at-three-in-the-morning" was 
good for another, besides the open- 
ing "nut stuff." Montgomery is now 
using a silk handkerchief for the 
whistling and this displays an advance- 
ment in ideas not compatible with th» 
remainder of the present turn, which, 
however, for the vaudeville public is a 
very good one in its class. 

Hines and Fox got over, opening 
after intermission with the "cissy" 
scng and business. The Werner- 
Amoros Co. opened the show, doing 
very well, especially with the disclos- 
ure of an excellent female impersona- 
tion (in make-up), although the act is 
prolonged beyond its proper length. 
"Aurora of Light" (New Acts) closed. 

Sinn-. 



AMERICAN. 

Plenty for the American audience to 
laugh at the first half of this jweek 
and they surely did it Monday after- 
noon. Everything on the bill was in 

the applause. The pictures got their 
share, especially the "Million Dollar 
Mystery" at which the people almost 
lost their hands exercising. This pic- 
ture has taken a great hold and It 
seems to be able to draw them in just 
to see the continuation of the weekly 
film serial. 

The bill was well balanced and ran 
smoothly for a summer show. An 
act called "Swan" was billed, but did 
not appear. It read "the first appear- 
ance of the European dancing jug- 
gler." Swan was out front during 
the show. 

His absence on the stage made it 
necessary for Gladys Wilbur (New 
Act) to open. She had some friends 
in the back row who worked to good 
advantage in her behalf and then 
calmly and immediately filed out. The 
singing of this rather heavy-weight 
single was only ordinary and the songs 
of the regular stock rag variety. 

Wilkins and Wilkins covered the 
second spot. The mope character of 
the man seemed to please the Eighth 
avenuers who howled at his comedy. 
The woman is rather on the tailor- 
made-girl style and "feeds" the come- 
dian. Some new material has been add- 
ed since the turn was last seen, but it is 
a question whether it is original or 
not. The man has omitted the bird 
whistling and really puts the turn over 
on his dancing. The audience scream- 
ed, making them a fair size hit in the 
early rounds. Two men, Dixon and 
Dixon, did some musical work in full 
stage. The comedy makeups made 
them laugh, but the musical ability of 
the two was not meant to be brought 
out in the present turn. 

Harry Thomson was a great big hit. 
His talk about Union Hill evidently 
pleased, so a turn later used it The 
encore bit with the talk about old- 
times had many listeners. It was car- 
ried rather long and lost flavor. 

There were many "doubles." Three 
were of the male contingent. Of 
these, two colored boys made a fav- 
orable impression. The little fellow 
has gotten a great high straw, good 
for a laugh anywhere. The other 
seems to have brought his dancing up 
a peg or two, but why not omit that 
big armed coat, be a "straight" from 
the start, leaving the comedy to the 
little fellow, who can handle all the 
team needs. Another two act (Wilson 
and Weston) (New Acts) brought out 
the only grotesque comedian, that of 
a German, but for the good of the 
community, without the chin whiskers. 

Edwin Ford's Dancing Revue had a 
good spot and made the best of it. 
As a hard shoe dancer there are few 
that can pass Edwin. The girls look 
attractive and dance nicely. Hard to 
tell who does the best in the solos, 
though one can not forget the Scotch 
number. The finish shows some real 
work on the part of Ford. 

Two dumb acts figured largely in 
the returns. The first to show Bob- 
kers' Arabs, was heartily rewarded. 
The closing turn, Five Martells, per- 
formed on unicycles and did a number 
of difficult tricks. 



23D STREET. 

Not many pictures shown, but if 
there had been one good feature 
it would have greatly relieved the 
monotony of the acts gathered for the 
first half. One bright spot illuminated 
the show, and that was an old-timer 
who made them laugh if no one else 
could. Barret and Stanton created 
real laughs with their travesty work, 
the Irish Mexican character going 
very big. 

The show started very slowly with 
Neluso and Herley, who have a num- 
ber of ideas in one turn. This couple 
probably think they are versatile. 
Some of the things could be cat and 
others eliminated. The shadowgraph 
idea is much too long. The big trick 
of pulling the chicken and goose out of 
the roll of matting has been done too 
often to be used as a finish. A rather 
small single, Marguerite Calvert (New 
Acts) billed as only 19 was satisfied she 
had done her share after five minutes 
elapsed. She made a hasty exit with- 
out taking a bow. 

A rather amusing full stage sketch 
was given by Julia Edwards and Co., 
the company being a mere man. The 
piece gives the idea that a fussy wife, 
who goes to Paris without her hus- 
band, will return a "Chicken." The 
setting is laid in a hotel room with 
numerous bottles decorating the table. 
The husband has had a hard night and 
the wife makes a sudden appearance 
but hides her identity by a veil and the 
tiue good fellow spirit At the finale 
the man decides to give up the club 
life and pay all attention to his re- 
juvenated wife. This act might be 
called another bright spot 

Lester and Moure had the tall man 
in a blue uniform doing some dancing 
that was the only noteworthy bit in 
the turn. The woman just stood 
around. The Francount Opera Troupe, 
next to closing, did nothing out of the 
ordinary in the way of vocalizing. 
These troupes are so numerous they 
receive little attention. The Velde 
Trio, with acrobatics, closed. 



Bull Fight Didn't Happen. 

Buffalo, July 8. 

Between 15,000 and 20,000 Buffa- 
lonians who had journeyed to Erie 
Beach on the Fourth, highly expect- 
ant of enjoying the thrills of a real 
Mexican bull fight, tasted bitterly, as 
it were, of the strictness of the Cana- 
dian laws. 

Senor Enrique Robels, of Madrid, 
had been engaged to "fight/' a Texas 
steer in the stadium at Erie Beach. 
There were to be two performances, 
afternoon and evening, but in some 
manner a misrepresentation seems to 
have occurred, whereby the so-called 
American version of Spanish bull 
fighting, which was to have been mild- 
ly staged, was termed no different by 
the Canadian officials, than the real 
Spanish art, which in our country is 
termed cruelty to animals. 

The steer was there, but as Senor 
Robels was prepared to step into the 
arena, the provincial police of the Ca- 
nadian frontier put the heavy arm of 
the law on the attraction. 



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New York 

HAMMERSTBINB 

(uob) 
Houdinl 

'The Temptress" 
Joe Jackson 
Merlin Madcaps 
Loyal & Pierrot 
Billy McDermott 
La la Selblnl 
Horton A Lb T risks 
Olrl From Milwaukee 
Smith Cook a. Brandon 
Harry Breen 
Ualsban 

Helen Leach Wallace 3 
The Brocbsrds 
Blasett a Evelyn 

PALACE (orph) 
Eddie Foy & Foys 
Joan Sawyer ft Co 
Adelaide ft nughea 
Chick Sale 
DeHsven ft Nice 
Diamond ft Brennnn 
Martin ft Fabrlnl 
Frits * Lucy Bruch 
(Others to nil) 
AMERICAN (loew) 
Klpp ft Klppy 
Telegraph 4 
"Wlfey" 
Musical Hodges 
Valentine Vox 
Maglln Eddy ft R 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 
Bernard ft Roberts 
Fred St Onge Troupe 
Bernard ft Harrington 
Santley ft Morton 
Aerial Cromwella 
(Four to fill) 
NATIONAL (loew) 
Ramond ft Heider 
Bernard ft Roberts 
StravlU ft Straasner 
Bernard ft Harrington 
Bert Hanlon 
Fred St Onge Troupe 

2d half 
Warner ft Corbett 
Jones ft Johnson 
"Wlfey" 
4 Bostonlans 
Rice Elmer A T 
(One to fill) 

7TII AVE (loew) 
DeHaven ft Nice 
Burke ft Burke 
Marie Russell 
"School Days" 
Geo Hall 
Blanche Sloane 

2d half 
Wllklns ft Wilklns 
Merlin 
Olga Cook 
John Delmore Co 
Armstrong ft Ford 
Carl Damann Troupe 

GREELEY (loew) 
Hearn & Rutter 
Dixon A Dlzon 
Dorothy Wahl 
Lorenz ft Swor 
4 Bostonlans 
Wm Edmonds Co 
Carl Damann Troupe 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Tabor A Clare 
Dancing Kennedys 
"School Days" 
Albert Donnelly 
(Four to All) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Warner & Corbett 
Wm Cahlll 
"Kissing Girls" 
Spiegel A Dunne 
Hush A Engle 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Rnymond A Heider 
Strnvltz A StraBsncr 
Hurkc A Burke 
Arthur Rlgby 
Stewart Sis A KHPorts 
(One to fill) 

ORPHRCM (loew) 
Hurke A Walsh 
Mark A Carson 
.'1 Musketeers 
Melnotte Twins 
Armstrong A Ford 
Mpp A Tuck 

2d half 
Von Cello 
Ceo Kvers 
Ed Ford & Review 
Dare Austin Co 



4 Rubes 

Maglln Eddy ft R 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Randow Bros 
Wllklns ft Wllklns 
Dancing Kennedys 
Hattle Thomson 
Arthur Dunn Co 
Morris ft Parks 
Albert Donnelly 
2d half 
Hearn ft Rutter 
"Thro* The Skylight" 
DeHaven A Nice 
Snooeer 
Marie Russell 
Weston A Young 
Nlpp ft Tuck 
(One to All) 
BOULEVARD (loew) 
Geo Evers 
Dare Austin Co 
Margaret Farrell 
Stewart Sis A Escorts 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Spiegel ft Dunne 
Dorothy Wahl 
Watson's Farmyard 
Geo Richards Co 
Harry Thomson 
Knapp ft Cornelia 

Brlffkton Beach, N.Y 

BRIGHTON (ubo) 
Laura Guerlte 
Carroll A Hamilton 
Wlnsor McCay 
"To Save One Girl" 
Averson ft Weston 
"The Blue Diamond" 
Ah earn Troupe 
Chief Caupollcan 
Morton ft Austin 
Rich ft Oalvln 
Maxim Bros ft B 

5 Idanlas 

MUSIC HALL (ubo) 
Clark A Hamilton 
Clare Rochester 
Norton ft Nicholson 
Hoey ft Lee 
McCormlck A Irving 
George N Brown 
CJaude Golden 
Harry Lazarus 

Coney Island, X. V. 

HENDERSON'S 
(ubo) 
Frank Keenan Co 
Bernard A Courtney S 
Mystic Bird 
"Aurora Of Light" 
Cammeroa ft O'Connor 
Williams ft Wolfus 

3 Marconi Bros 
Deracat A Lenora 

Brooklyn 

FULTON (loew) 
Snoozer 
Geo Richards Co 

4 Rubes 

Montrose A Sydell 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Louise Mayo 
"Kissing Girls" 
Bert Hanlon 
Bush A Engle 
(Two to nil) 

SHUBERT (loew) 
Blanche Leslie 
Jones A Johnson 
Joyce A West 
"Magpie A Jay" 
Arthur Rlgby 
Knapp A Cornelia 

2d half 
Morris A Parks 
Hattle Tlnsherg 
Wm Edmonds Co 
Geo Hall 
Blanche Sloane 
(One to nil) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Ixiulse Mayo 
John Delmore Co 
Merlin 

Ed Ford A Review 
Santley ft Norton 
Hire Elmer A T 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Loronz A Swor 
Musical Hodgeb 
Valentine Vox 
"Magpie A Jay" 
Marguret Farrell 
Moffett-LnRelne Co 
(One to fill) 



EBBET'S FIELD 
(loew) 
3 Anchors 
Flying Banvards 
Moffett-LaRelne Co 
Aerial Crom wells 
(One to All) 

2d hair 
Bounding Pattersons 
Skating Bear 
(Three to All) 

COLUMBIA (loew) 
Lorraine 
Elliott ft Mullen 
"Thro The Skvllght" 
Ward ft Bohlman 
Skellys 

2d half 
Burke ft Walsh 
Mack ft Carsob 
"The Tamer" 
Klpp A Klppy 
(One to All) 

LIBERTY (loew) 
Barrett ft Earle 
Olga Cooke 
The Tamer 
Wells DeVeaux 
3 Martins 

2d half 
Harry Wardell 
Von Dell 
Green ft Parker 
Montrose ft Sydell 
(One to All) 

Atlanta 

FORSYTH (ubo) 
Rube Dlckerson 
Will Oakland Co 
The Salvages 
Orr ft De Costa 
Wlfton Bros 
(Others to All) 



Bli 

LYRIC (ubo) 
Wills Holt Wakefield 
Will Rogers 
Robt T Haines Co 
Monty ft Dot 
Ford ft Hewitt 
(Others to nil) 

Boston 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Meisterslngers 
King ft Comfort 
Chas B Mack 
Bowman Bros 
Cunningham A Marlon 
Kirk ft Fogarty 
Great Richards 
Boothby ft Everdeen 
Les Alvarese 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Davis ft Matthews 
Princeton ft Yale 
Blgelow Campbell A R 
"Light from Chapel" 
Dave Ferguson 
Alvin A Kenny 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
O'Nell ft Dixon 
Eugene Eramett Co 
Hippodrome 4 
Bill Robinson 
Reddington A Grant 
(Three to nil) 
ST. JAMES (loew) 
Reddington A Grant 
O'Nell A Dixon 
Eugene Emmett Co 
Bill Robinson 
Hippodrome 4 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Alvin A Kenny 
"Light from Chapel'' 
Blgelow Campbell ft R 
Princeton & Yale 
Dave Ferguson 
Davis ft Matthews 

Butte 

EMPRESS (se) 
Three Brownies 
Estelle Rose 
"Broadway Love" 
They-Yan-Da 
Ilnyt'e Minstrels 

Calgary 

LYRIC (m) 
"Seminary Girls" 
Willard Hutchinson C 
Antrim A Vale 
James Brockman 
4 Soils Bros 

Chicago 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
George MacFarlane 
"The Beauties" 
Stepp Goodrich A K 



Harry B Lester 
Lancton-Lucler Co 
Eugene Bernstein 
Ward, Bell ft Ward 
Flying Henrys 

McVICKER'S (Jls) 
Apollo Trio 
Leon's Ponies 
Lucler ft Ellsworth 
Jessie Leon 
Prentice Trio 
Dorsch ft Russell 
Mile. Who? 
Skipper, Kennedy ft R 

COLONIAL (jls) 
Irvin A Hersog 
De Fur ft Estes 
Whirling Erfords 
Gertrude Duffy 
Virginia Brooks 
Clara Stevens Co 
Blskes Circus 

2d half 
Lawrence Johnson 
Beltrah ft Beltrah 
Gertrude Duffy 
Virginia Brooks 
Farnum Trio 
WHITE CITY (Jls) 
Aerlsl LaValls 
Ernest Alvo 8 
4 Nelson Comlques 
Florence Hursley T 
Webb's Seals 

CENTRAL (Jls) 
Baker A DeVere 
Valerius A Valerius 

2d half 
Monahan A Monahan 
Clara Stevens Co 

Detroit 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Caesar Rivoll 
Haviland ft Thornton 
Alexander Kids 
Kenney A Kramer 
Eddie Ross 
Ishakawa Japs 
Henrietta De Serris C 
(One to nil) 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Katara Japs 
Three Whalens 
Dainty English 3 
Queenle Punedln 
Brown A Taylor 
Mellor A Depaula 
3 Tremalns 
Seymour A Williams 

PALACE (ubo) 
Florenz Family 
George Harada 
Colonial Minstrel M 
Lola A Collies 
Paden ft Reed 
(Five to Fill) 

Edmonton, Cnn. 

PANTAOE8 (m) 
Fair Co-Eds" 
Bohemian Quintet 
Kltner, Haynes ft M 
Chase A La Tour 
Heras A Preston 

Fall River, Maan. 

ACADEMY (loew) 
Wolgas A Girlie 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Jordan A Dougherty 
Temple Quartette 
(One to All) 

Grand Rapid* Mich 

RAMONA PK (ubo) 
Fred J Ardath Co 
Joe A Lew Cooper 
Lorkett A Waldron 
Imhoff Conn A C 
Sam Barton 
(Others to All) 

Great Fall*, Mich. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Lucille Mulhall Co 
"Dollle's Dolls" 
Paris Green 
Reld Sisters 
Vanfleld 

Hartford, Conn. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Exposition Four 
Bud Snyder Co 
Hlrkvllle Minstrels 
(Others to nil) 

Hohoken, N. .1. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Von Cello 
Harry Wardell 
Dena Hoffman Co 
O'Malley's Rcr-eptlnn 
(One to All) 



2d half 
El Barto 
Tbeo Ranos 
Ross A Mack 
Kandow Bros 
(One to All) 

Kansas City 

EMPRESS (hc> 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Berry A Berry 

Whittler's Boy" 
David Walters Co 
Morrissey A Haokett 
The Picchlanis 
Loa Angeles 
ORPHEUM 
Laddie Cliff 
Branson ft Baldwin 
Romeo, The Great 
Australian Woodo hop- 
pers 
Kajiyama 
Hill A Wblttaker 
McMahon Diamond A 

C 
Kellow 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Three Falcons 
Moscrop Sisters • 
Hallen A Fuller 
Dick Lynch 
"More Sin Agan'st" 
PANTAGES (m) 
Slums of Paris" 
Kumry Bush -ft R 
Geo Wilson 
Romano ft Carmo 
De Vitt ft Ds Vltt 

Losjlavllle 

FOUNTAINS PK 
(ubo) 
Darrell A Conway 
White A Jason 
Boland A Holts 
Carlos Bros 
(Others to All) 



EAST END PK 
(ubo) 
J as Leonard Co 
Pauli A Boyne 
Labelle Oterita 
Alleen Stanley 
(Others to All) 



UNIQUE (sc) 
(Open Sun Mst) 
Swan 

Laurie A Alene 
Devoy Faber Co 
Avellng A Lloyd 
"Neptune's Nymphs" 



SOHMER PK (ubo) 
Treat's Seals 
Cadets De Gasgoyne 
Aerial Shaws 
Four Charles 
Lopez A Lopez 
(Others to All) 

New Roenelle, N. ¥. 

LOEW 
Don Carney 
Watson's Farmyard 
Eva Westcott Co 

2d half 
Joyce A West 
.'{ Musketeers 
(One to All) 

OsJklnad 

ORPHEUM 

Dainty Marie 

"Wronged from Start" 

Gardiner Trio 

Doris Wilson Co 

Henry Lewis 

Lal-Mon-Klm 

Chas Yule Co 

Claude Ranf 

PANTAGES" (m) 

(Open Sun Mat) 

The Masqueraders" 

Daisy Harcourt 

Mae Erwood Co 

Davis 

Salt Bush Bill Co 

Oajden, Utah 

ORPHEUM (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Two Georges 

Rathskeller Trio 

Tom Nawn Co 

Mary Gray 

Onalp 

Philadelphia 

KEITHS (ubo) 
Carus A Randall 
Carrie: Reynolds 
"Act Beautiful" 
Halllgan A Sykes 
Homer Llnd Co 
Carl MeCullough 
I^eltzel A Jeanette 
Klmberly A Mohr 

Palisade Park, N.J. 

I/)EW 
Great Holden 
". Zerhs 
."» M artel Is 
Romans 

Portland, Ore. 

EMPRESS (se) 
Cavana Duo 



Sum Ash 

By run a Langdon 

Joe Cook 

Minstrel Kiddies 
PANTAGES (in) 

Hip A Napoleon 

Gailerlni Four 

Barnes A Barron 

Calloway A Roberts 

Alpha Troupe 

Sacramento 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Scheca D'Arville A D 

Marie Stoddard 

John T Doyle Co 

Frank Morrell 

Torelli's Circus 



salt 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Thurs Mat) 
Three Newmans 
Kainmerer A Howland 
Clem Bevins Co 
Coakland McBrlde A 

M 
Robinson's Elephants 

San illeajo 

PANTAGES (m) 
•The Truth" 
Finley A Yates Sis 
Clayton A Lennle 
Cycling Brunettes 
5 Gargonls 

San Francisco 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Llanne Carrera 
Corradini's Animals 
John A Mae Burke 
Schenck Bros 
Britt Wodd 
Yvette 

Kramer A Morton 
"Beauty Skin Deep" 
EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Newport A Stirk 
5 Violin Beauties 
Chas Bachmann Co 
Grant Gardner 
Oxford Trio 

' At. Louis. 
PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Pollard Opera Co 
Leona Guerney 
Alia Zandoff Co 
Chas Kenna 
Kafilnowskl Bros 
FOREST PK (ubo) 
Cheerbert's Troupe 
Jimmy Lucss 
Elizabeth Otto 
Wilson A Aubrey 
(Others to All) 

St. Paul 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Fun in Baths" 
Dick De Loris 
Wanzer A Palmer 
Burton Hahn A C 
•Winning Widows- 
Seattle 
EMPRESS (sc) 
Paul Stephens 
McDermott A Wallace 
Gertie Carlisle Co 
Walter Brower 
Mlnncttl A Sidelll 
PANTAGES (m) 
Jessie Shirley Co 
Julie Ring Co 
May A Kilduff 
Louise De Forgle 
Flying Kays 

Spokane 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Espey A Paul 

Ralton A LaTour 

"The Criminal" 

Burton A Lerner 

Jackson Family 
PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

"The Lion's Bride" 

Chas Carter Co 

Eddie Howard Co 

Nadje 

Hallen A Burt 

Springfield, Nan. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Brenton A Taylor 
Purcells Bros 
Dorothy Rogers Co 
Jack Allman 
Kennedy A Rooney 
Ollmore A Castle 
Hassan Ben All Tr 

Taeoma 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Malvern Comlques 
Sans A Sans 
Wm Lampe Co 
Tom Waters 
La Deodlma 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Belle Isle A Co" 
Elsie Jewell 
American Newsboy 4 
Cooper A Rleardo 
Standard Bros 



Toronto 

YOUNG ST (loew) 
8 Dixon Sisters 
Gray A Graham 
Dick Crolius Co 
Jean Southern 
Willy Zimmerman 
Fay A Minn 
Les Cassados 
(One to nil) 

Victoria, B. C. 

ORPHEUM (sc) 
Rosalre A Prevost 
Armstrong A Msnley 
Ross A Fenton Play- 

era 
Kitty Flynn 
Majestic Musical 4 

PANTAGES (m) 
Chas Rellly Co 
Olive Briscoe 
Delmore A Lee 
Belle A Jones 
Bombay Deerfoot 

PANTAGES (m) 
Imperial Opers Co 
Maldie De Long 
Godfrey A Henderson 
Amedlo 
Jack A Jessie Gibson 

Winnipeg. Can. 

PANTAGES (m) 
"The Night Hawks" 



Wood's Animals 
Qulnlan A Richards 
Hozella A Rozella 
Palfrey Barton A B 

Parla 

ALCAZAR D'ETE 
Mansuelle 
Kussy's Dogs 
Princess Marfa 
Palmers Trio 
Bertha Sylvain 
Max Roge 
Marly 
Paul Hette 
Mentis Sinoel 
Yvahne Gilbert 
Mama Duteyx 
Monray 

MARIGNY (Revue) 
Evelyn Nesblt 
Jack Clifford 
Irene Bordonl 
Alice de Tender 
Lyrls 

Pretty Myrtille 
Armelle 
Williams 

FOLIES BERGERE 
Revue 

Howland A Leach 
Cherry Hill A C 
Little Miss June 
Mado Mlnty 
Tramel, Ac. 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK. 

NEW YORK. 

A PAIR OF SIXES"— Longacre U7th week). 
KITTY MacKAY"— Comedy (27th week). 
•POTASH AND PERLMUTTER"— Cohan (48th 

week). 
ZIEGFELD'S "FOLLIES"— New Amsterdam 
( Till wc©k ) 
THE PASSING SHOW"— Winter Garden (6th 
week ) . 

THE DUMMY"— Hudson (14th week). 
• TOO MANY COOKS"— 39th Street. 



CHICAGO. 

WHIRL OF THE WORLD "—Cohan's (Otu 
week). 
"DADDY LONG LEGS "—Power's (21st week). 
"PEG O' MY HEART"— Garrlck (4th week). 

THE ELOPERS'— Comedy (3d week). 



LONDON. 

A HERITAGE OF HATE"— Aldwych. 
"AN IDEAL HUSBAND"— St. James'. 
"A SCRAP OF PAPER"— Criterion. 

• BELLE OF NEW YORK"— Lyceum. 

• DRIVEN"— Haymarket. 
GRUMPY"— New Theatre. 

"KISMET"— Globe. 

LAND OF PROMISE"— Duke of York's. 

MAMSELLE TRALALA"— Lyric. 

MR. WU"— Strand. 

MY LADY'S DRESS"— Royalty. 
"PLASTER SAINTS"— Comedy. 
•POTASH AND PERLMUTTER"— Queen's. 

PYGMALION"— His Majesty's. 

THE BELLE OF BOND STREET"— Adelphl. 

THE CINEMA STAR"— Shaftesbury. 

THE CLEVER ONES"— Wyndham's. 

THE DANGEROUS AGE"— Vaudeville. 
"THE DUKE OF KILLICRANKlE'^Play- 
house. 

THE GREAT ADVENTURE"— Kingsway. 

THE MARRIAGE MARKET"— Daly's. 
"WHEN KNIGHTS WERE BOLD"— Apollo. 



DISCLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY. 

Before sailing for the other side 
Jate Tate, brother to Harry Tate, call- 
ed on ttcil Williams, who is playing 
in "The Follies" at the Amsterdam. 

Mr. Tate wanted to know who was 
responsible for the insertion of the 
"Golf and Caddie" scene in the show 
at the Amsterdam. Tate claims his 
brother, Harry, first introduced it into 
a revue at the Hippodrome, London, 
last season, having played it before as 
an act in the English halls. 

\fr. Williams informed Mr. Tate he 
had obeyed instructions received from 
the management, which were to take 
part in the scene. Tate agreed with 
the colored comedian he was not at 
fault. 

The scene as done in "The Follies" 
also resembles Neil Kenyon's song 
production of a golfer and his caddie. 



VARIETY 



17 




CONEY ISLAND 

Rauscher's at Sheepshead Bay is of- 
fering Brooklyn Johnnie Carroll, James 
Buchanan, Frank Warren, Young Har- 
vey and Edith Conway. 



Perry's is attracting a lot of the New 
York professional folk who get to 
Coney, who run in to give the bunch 
the once over. 



Pinkey Williams and Elinore Myers, 
who have been singing at Wymans, arc 
going into a sister act on the Loew 
time in the Autumn. 



Mrs. Nadler now gives the lady pa- 
trons of Rowe's Cabaret dainty silk ker- 
chief souvenirs. The show here is get- 
ting faster every week. 



Hadfield and Wallace, spectacular 
dancers at Perry's, have had an offer 
for the N. Y. Jardin de Danse. 



William Scheffer, balladist at Whit- 
ing's, is considering a Gus Hill offer 
made by Bob Monroe to step into the 
yodling shoes of Charles E. Ellis and 
go out in the Ellis plays. 



Louis Stauch's trade is coming back. 
The Luna Park 5c a rouple per dance 
floor got a lot of Louis' trade for a 
while, but the Luna 10c gate on the out- 
side and nickle per on the inside have 
begun to tell as doin always must at 
Coney. 



Johnnie McDonald, long manager for 
the Balmer estate, is now the night 
manager for Henderson's new tango 
floor. 



James Conahan, manager for the Stu- 
benbord boys at the old Stone Crab 
Inn, has decided finally not to put in a 
dance floor this summer. 



Gabe Perry's invitation to stage base- 
ball nines to cross bats with the Perry 
Invincibles for $100 per game up, has so 
far had no takers. Harry Mock, of 
Hammerstein's, admits he's heard of the 
Perry nine and is frankly afraid to meet 
them. 



Charles Stuart and Miss Laroux, at 
Pabst's (59th street) for the past eight 
months, have signed with Ned Way- 
burn for a long engagement abroad. 
They will open over there with the 
400 Club and may later enter Way- 
burn's revue. 



The wedding, April 26, of Carlos Se- 
bastian and Dorothy Rentley was an- 
nounced Monday night. 



Cincinnati, July 10. 

Richard Moegling, a local Govern- 
ment meat inspector, has quit his job 
to go on the stage with his wife as a 
tango dancer. The Moeglings are 
•laming at tin* Cuiu-y Island club 
house. They need more experience 
ami practice. 



The Broadway Rose Gardens has set 
no definite date of opening. It will be 
given out during next week. 



The Spanish dancer, Carmelita Fer- 
rer, who appeared at Hammerstein's 
last week, has been engaged as the 
dancing feature for the new Strand 
theatre building dancing cabaret, due 
to open July 16. 

The Marinelli New York agency 
fixed the engagement. 



New Haven, July 8. 
Jonathan Hunt, a Yale graduate of 
but two weeks, was married last week 
to Gertrude Donovan, who had been 
appearing in cabarets here. Hunt, who 
was a star man in his class, had been 
infatuated with the singer since his 
junior year. The announcement of the 
intended marriage was made on the 
day of his graduation. 



Detroit, July 8. 
The Penobscot Inn, one of the best- 
known rathskellars in the middle west, 
has discontinued business. The Penob- 
scott was the first cafe in Detroit to 
offer cabaret entertainments. 

The James T. Powers Danse Keno 
on the New York Roof is called "The 
Lucky Dance." The dancing floor there 
is divided into 198 circles, each num- 
bered and large enough to accommo- 
date a couple. During the evening two 
"Keno dances" are given. As the dance 
reaches its conclusion a wheel is spun 
around and indicates five winning num- 
bers. These correspond to the num- 
bers painted on the floor, and the 
couples standing within the lucky rings 
are given petite gold souvenirs. Jimmy 
Powers suggested the scheme to Wil- 
liam Morris, who adopted it at once. 



REBUILDING LUBIN'S. 

Philadelphia, July 8. 

Work on the reconstruction of the 

fire damage at the Lubin plant is pro- 
gressing rapidly. Although the plant 
was badly damaged and over a half 
million dollars' worth of films de- 
stroyed, the regular releases of the 
company have continued without in- 
terruption. 

Apart from the financial loss, the 
fire caused Siegmund Lubin many a 
heartache. Not alone because of the 
sentimental attachment for the old 
prints destroyed, but largely because 
they represented the first attempt of 
an American manufacturer to film ob- 
jects of interest and incidents which 
can never take place again. Probably 
one of the films which Mr. Lubin 
prized as highly as any which he lost 
was that of President McKinley and 
his cabinet at Camp Alger, during the 
Spanish-American War. He also pos- 
sessed a valuable film which showed 
the funeral of the martyred president, 
as well as some films of funerals of 
I'oreig.* monarchs. These had a large 
commercial value abroad. 



A new movie la being constructed at Broad- 
way and Lafayette atreeta, Uttca, N. Y. 



James H. Ward la accepting bids on the new 
$50,000 picture house he la to build at Knick- 
erbocker avenue and Halsey street, Brooklyn. 



Bids are being taken on tbe new Long Ialand 
City theatre, costing about $135,000, which W. 
E. Paynter has announced to build. 



In the Bronx, Messrs. Dwyer ft Halgh will 
build an open-air theatre costing $000, the site 
being at 001 West 145th street, near Broad- 
way. 

The Dyker Heights Amusement Co. haa ac- 
cepted plans for a two-story frame theatre at 
13th avenue and 76th street, costing $10,000. 

Jacob Honbell Is building a new movie, coat- 
ing $1,300, at Main and Broadway, Flushing, 
L. I. 



When Vincent Astor's new million-dollar 
apartment house goes up at 2537 Broadway 
tlere will be within its enclosure a movie 
theatre, dance hall and restaurant. This 
part of the building will cost Astor fully 
$75,000. 



Mosel Israel is building a new 16.000 two- 
story brick movie at 1892-1894 Third avenue, 
New York. 



A new movie, costing' about $50,000. is to b<> 
built by Jamea H. Ward at Knickerbocker 
avenue and Halsey street, Brooklyn. 

August Scholl has accepted plans which 
will greatly alter the brick movie on the 
north side of Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn (east 
of Schenck avenue). 



The plans for the $20,000 movie on the east 
side of Flat bush avenue, 30 feet north of Dean 
street, Brooklyn, have been completed and 
turned over to the builder, the Antonbel Real- 
ty Company. 



According to reports Harlem is to have an- 
other large theater, providing pending nego- 
tiations are consummated. The Hlgglns Es- 
tate Is reported to have leased for a period of 
2<>«> years the aroup of old bulldlnrs at Wl 
to 322 West 125th Street, through to 821 to 881 
West 124th Street. The property has a front- 
age of 100 feet on each thoroughfare and a 
depth of 20i feet. It Is located 150 feet east 
of Eighth avenue. The Hlgglnn family has 
had the property since 1870. 

The general contract for the erection of a 
two-storv theater, costing about $35000. at 
153-155 West 40th Street for Charles R. Hop- 
kins, 107 East 35th Street, haa been awarded 
to the Llbman Contracting Company. 

Plans are being made for a £22000 picture 
house at the corner of Broadway and Main 
Street, Flushing. L. T., for the Janet County 
Company. 

A movie coating $1,000. open air design, is 
being built by Morris Poller at the southwest 
corner of Pronpect and Vanderbllt avenues, 
Brooklyn. 

M. Lesselbaum has accepted plans for a new 
movie costing about $17,500, to be built at the 
northwest corner of Miller and Sutter avenues. 
Brooklyn. 



Chicago, July 8. 
Two new theatres are promised for the 
North Side. One is being erected at the 
Routheast corner of Broadway and Belmont 
and will be In a building costing $165,000. It 
will house pictures. The other is on Lincoln 
avenue, one half block south of Belmont and 
will seat 1,000. Lubllner & Trinz have leased 
It. 



Reading, Ja., July 1. — Mrs. Mary Ernst, of 
this city, has been granted a permit to erect 
a $10,0000 picture house here. 

St. Louis. July 8. 
A three-story $40,000 picture theatre and 
office building will be built In Sixth street, 
Just south of Pine street on a lot 28 feet wide, 
purchased by the Mound City Photoplay Co., a 
$120,000 corporation. It is a new concern 
with the following ofneern : A. D. Stevens, 
president and manager ; M. C. H. Arendes, W. 
Ralph Wanner and L. T. Stevens, directors. 
The house Is to have a capacity of 800 on 
two floors, and ready for occupancy by Oct. 
15. The location la on a downtown White Way 
and a centre for theatres. An out-of-date 
three-story brick building now on tbe site Is to 
be wrecked at once. 



Atchison, Kan., July 8. 
Work has been started on a $30,000 vaude- 
ville and picture house, financed by Block and 
O'Reilly, of St. Joseph, Mo. 

Poughkeepsle, N. Y., July 8. 
Following a favorable decision in the Ap- 
pellate Division In the matter of Cohen vs. 
Andrews, work has been resumed on Cohen's 
theatre, a combination vaudeville anu picture 
house with a seating capacity of over 2,000. 
Following an Injunction Imposed by Judge 
Tompkins restraining Mr. Cohen from further 
operations, work was entirely nuspended for 
several weeks. The litigation resulted from 



a disagreement over right-of-way. In which 
Andrewa contended hla property had been 
damaged. Mr. Cohen expects to have hla new 
bouee completed by Sept. The Academy of 
Music, which haa languished of late years, 
recently paaaed to the Cohen management, 
and Is now being used for pictures, with a 
possibility of vaudeville in the fall. 



Philadelphia. July 8. 
Two new movie houses, each to coat In the 
neighborhood of $100,000, are going up on 
North Broad street within a square of each 
other. Louis H. Cahan, representing the Cen- 
tral Theatre Co., haa purchased the southeast 
corner of Broad and Daphln atretta and the 
adjoining property on Broad street on which 
a picture theatre seating 1,200 will be erected. 
Plana have been prepared by Andereon ft 
Haupt, architects, and the contract for the 
erection haa been awarded to Joseph Lupow. 
The lot haa a 40 feat front on Broad street 
and Is 151 feet deep to Watts street Monis 
L. Miller haa taken a mortgage of $80,000 on 
the lot. The other building la to go up on 
Broad atreet Just north of Susquehanna avenue 
and will be built by Jacob 0. Kahn on a lot 
meaauring 15 feet 10 Inchea by 125 feet Plana 
for the building have been made by Mahlon 
H. Dickinson and have been sent to builders 
for estimates. A large moving picture theatre 
on N. Twenty-ninth atreet above Susquehanna 
avenue, which waa assessed aa an unfinished 
structure at $15,000, haa been conveyed by 
Samuel lfatgolta to Samuel Levlck for a nomi- 
nal sum and a mortgage of $60,000. 



_ Boston, July 8. 

The latest addition to Boston's theatres la 
opened, at 523 Washington street It la named 
the Modern and located in the very heart of 
the shopping belt. The venture la backed by 
J. Lourie and will specialise in photo plays. 
Seata 800. 



Philadelphia, July 8. 

Plana are under way for the construction on 
chestnut atreet of the first theatre on that 
thoroughfare to be uaed exclusively for pic- 
tures. Alexander R. Boyd, proprietor of the 
Regent picture house at 16th and Market 
atreeta, haa leaned for a long term of years 
from F. R. DeLong the big double store build- 
ing at 1620-81 Chestnut atreet, and will at 
once convert the premises. 

Plana have been filed with the Bureau of 
Building Inspection for the Hamilton theater 
to be eretced on the southwest corner of 88th 
and Chestnut streets by Solomon Oreenberg 
for the Hamilton Theatre Co. The seating 
capacity will be 1,500. It Is planned to open 
early In October. 

* ^ A L St. Louis. July 8. 

A dispatch from Marshall, Mo., states that 
A. J. Keya, a retired capitalist, has awarded 
the contract for a new opera house for that 
city, to cost $17,000. O. H. Kennerly of it 
Louis Is the architect and Frank P. MeClui' 
or St. Louie the contractor for the new theatre. 

. «. - Detroit July 8. 

One of the finest theatree in Detroit, pic- 
tures, Is to be erected at Woodward and 
Willis avenuea by A. Arthur Callle and to 
be called the Majestic. It will coat $150.- 
000. There will be no balcony; all seats will 
be on the main floor, a total of 1,850. There 
will be 230 auto box seats, bringing the ca- 
pacity of the house over the 2.000 mark. 
There will be lobby with capacity for 800 
people. A $10,000 pipe organ will be Installed. 



TROUBLE OVER $6 GLOVES. 

Cincinnati, July 8. 

Mrs. Albert Catcs, whose stage 
name is Anna Lee, and her husband, 
the house detective at the Hotel Sin- 
ton, are under arrest as a result of 
finding a missing pair of $6 gloves at 
their home, 1514 El in- street. Mrs. 
Catcs is charged with receiving stolen 
goods, and the sleuth, with petit lar- 
ceny. 

Theresa Lcssing, o5. of Union, Ky., 
a former guest at the Sinton, reported 
that she had lost diamonds worth $1,- 
000, and the gloves, from her room at 
the hotel. Detectives Hueftlein and 
Shearwood located the gloves Satur- 
day. Detective Cates told them he 
found the gloves, and failing to locate 
the owner, had given them to his wife. 
He denied knowing anything about 
the jewelry. He said lie had taken the 
gloves to the check room, but no 
claimant had appeared. The couple 
were released under bond. 



18 



VARIETY 



STOP WHOLESALE "DUPING" 

CRY OF EUROPEAN MOVIE MEN 



Foreign Exhibitors Register Kick Against the Way Original 

Film Negatives Are "Duped" on Their Side — They Would 

Welcome Proper Method to Protect Their Picture 

Rights. 



As a result of the wail from Euro- 
pean shores that movie feature during 
over there is hitting the market a 
solar plexus and something must be 
done to protect the foreign exhibit- 
ors, it now looks as though every 
energy will be bent toward protect- 
ing copyrighted films and stopping the 
"pirates" not only in Europe but in 
America. 

On the other side the picture dealers 
complain they have difficulty in per- 
suading American manufacturers to 
ship them original negatives and per- 
mit the English agents to print as 
many copies as may be required while 
the boom is on there for a certain sub- 
ject. According to one "informed" it 
has the aspects of the sheet music 
business, as there does not appear to 
be any adequate way of keeping tab 
on the English agent as to how many 
cpies he had printed and disposed of. 

In London among important movie 
men it is the undivided opinion 
that a very good way to overcome this 
would be to have the English Board 
of Censorship file a return on the ex- 
act number of copies of a given sub- 
ject; but, of course, "copies" could be 
distributed without passing through 
the Board's hands. . 

Still another English exhibitor said 
the only feasible way was to establish 
clubs in England and America where 
the names could be posted of all 
agents who failed to make the proper 
returns. But it looks as though the 
necessity of proving "fraud" would 
militate against this plan. 

Several American movie men say 
about the only salvation is for the 
American manufacturers to serve 
"release notice" dates across the 
water and when the pictures or sub- 
jects in question were turned loose 
here that similar negatives be released 
in England. By showing them over 
there under the "copyright laws" and 
similarly distributing them on this 
side at the same time may do away 
with a lot 'of "duping." 



JOHNSON DENIES DIVORCE. 

Philadelphia, July 8. 

Arthur Johnson, the Lubin star, says 
no divorce proceedings are contem- 
plated against him, for the reason his 
wife, who is living in Philadelphia, with 
their three children (the oldest 19), has 
no intention of starting suit, although 
lie and the mother of his children have 
not been together for some years. 

Nor has he asked or been granted a 
furlough by the Lubin concern, says 
Mr. Johnson, who makes the denial of 
reported proceedings against him 
through the rumor spreading. 



IMPERSONATED MARY FULLER. 

Atlanta, July 8. 
Atlanta society folk are getting the 
laugh from the hoi polloi for the easy 



manner in which a mysterious young 
woman posing as Mary Fuller, the 
picture star, duped them. 

As Miss Fuller, the said m. y. w. 
was extensively entertained at the 
country clubs and tearooms for three 
days. Then the fair visitor suddenly 
fled and the local branch of the Uni- 
versal announced Miss Fuller hadn't 
been in Atlanta in three years, that 
the day she was supposed to be the 
honor guest at a big society fete here 
she was signing a Universal contract 
in New York and — well, that was 
enough. 



KELLERMANN'S $5,000 OFFER. 

A line on the "star system" in mov- 
ing pictures might be indicated from 
the report that the Universal has of- 
fered to purchase Annette Kellermann's 

interest in the "Neptune" film, offering 
her $5,000 for it. The tender is said 
to be yet on the fire. 

Kellermann's agreement with the 
U was $300 weekly while she posed 
for the picture and five per cent, of 
all profits. The U is reported estimat- 
ing the gross profit at around $100,- 
000. Observers of the situation give 
the picture credit for a much larger 
money-maker. 

James R. Sullivan, Miss Keller- 
mann's husband, and who had charge 
of the Globe theatre, where the film 
has been running, is no longer on the 
job there. Mr. Sullivan is said to have 
remarked that his wife's picture had 
brought in $66,000 in profits to date, 
counting the amount received for state 
rights, and he also thought that at 
least 200 prints would be called for be- 
fore the demand waned. Sullivan 
sailed for. the other side Saturday. His 
wife is over there. 



Sunday Playing Stopped. 

Binghamton, N. Y., July 8. 

Motion picture proprietors were 
served with a notice today directing 
them to discontinue holding picture 
shows on Sunday. 

The movie men will fight the order, 
and a test case is expected next week. 



Returns to the Foots. 

Los Angeles, July 8. 
Bertha Frohman, a picture star with 
the Majestic and Kay Bee companies, 
has forsaken the picture field and re- 
turned to the footlights. 



All Settled in Watertown. 

Watertown, N. Y., July 8. 
Wayne H. Hadcock, for several 
years manager of the Remington stores 
here, has purchased part interest in 
the picture playhouses Victoria and 
Bijou owned and operated by J. A. 
Hinds. This purchase puts an end 
to the movie war which has been in 
progress for several years. 



PICTURES IN THE FUTURE. 

Chicago. July 8. 
Sam Lcdercr, manager of the Stude- 
bakcr, has blossomed forth in the role 

of a prophet. It was the new Herald 
weekly local movies that started the 
Michigan Avenue boulevardier on his 
new line. "The time is not far dis- 
tant," says Mr. Lederer, "when each 
newspaper will have its own theatre, 
named for itself, where it will show 
the news from day to day in pictures. 
The trend is that way, and now that 
the papers are going in for daily 
movies showing events locally, we may 
look for radical changes in many quar- 
ters. People will be able to sit in 
their own neighborhood theatres and 
see the big events of their own city on 
the day they happen. Big fires, catas- 
trophies and stirring events will be 
brought right before their eyes. Pic- 
tures, far from being exhausted, is but 
in their infancy, along some directions." 



BRENON BEAT BOB BURMAN. 

Herbert Brenon beat Bob Burman 
racing across Staten Island last Sun- 
day. Brenon's prize for winning was 
a summons for speeding. Mr. Brenon 
didn't do any directing at the Imp 
studio Monday morning until near 
noon, although he was up at six to 
reach S. I. by nine. 

Burman was moving along in a Na- 
tional racer, when Brenon with his 
Metalurgigue tried to pass him. They 
raced for about 18 miles before Brenon 
did, and then with the aid of the cops 
who pinched both of them, near the 
New York ferry, found he had been 
pitted against about the fastest little 
dare-devil behind a wheel in the world. 



Not Favoring Censorship, 

Cleveland, July 8. 

Out of 900 exhibitors who were 
polled on the question of censorship 
of motion pictures by the state board 
only five replied in favor of censorship. 
The Cleveland Photoplay Exhibitors' 
Board of Trade conducted the poll 
with a view to getting opinion for 
action against censor restrictions in 
Cleveland. The local exhibitors have 
high hopes of gaining a victory within 
a year. 



Utica Almost Unanimous. 

Utica, N. Y., July 8. 

Positive proof that Utica has gone to 
the movies is offered by a count of the 
local houses. Twelve out of 12 thea- 
tres arc playing pictures. 



Northwestern Picture House Burns. 

Spokane, Wash., July 8. 

The Jewel picture house in Hillyard, 
a suburb of Spokane, was destroyed by 
fire July 3, the cause being a defective 
wire. The audience got out without 
confusion, but two firemen were burned 
by electricity which ran down a stream 
of water to the hose. 

The loss on the movie is $2,000, cov- 
ered by insurance. 



Airdome Making It Pay. 

Jersey City, July 8. 
The Hudson airdome, which \ias the 
Charles Reilly stock appears to be the 
only airdome hereabouts able to make 
it pay with a permanent stock policy. 



SEVEN STARS AT F. P's. 

Seven lights of the theatrical firma- 
ment arc now posing before Famous 
Players' cameras, in a series of pic- 
ture productions that entail an initial 
cost of $300,000, according to the esti- 
mate set by the F. P.'s press depart- 
ment. 

Mary Pickford, proclaimed by the 
same department as "the greatest of 
all motion picture stars" and who is 
conceded even by her contemporaries, 
to be the strongest box office drawing 
card today in filmdom, is playing the 
role of an actress in "Behind the 
Scenes," by Margaret Mayo. (Miss 
Pickford's likeness is on the front 
page of this week's Variett.) 

May Irwin is another F. P. player 
for the once, reproducing for the 
sheet her comedy success, "Mrs. Black 
is Back." William Farnum is taking 
the leading role in a F. P. production 
of "The Sign of the Cross." Hen- 
rietta Crossman is in "The Unwel- 
come Mrs. Hatch," an emotional play 
written by Mrs. Burton Harrison. 

"The Better Man" will have William 
Courtleigh. This piece, by Cyrus 
Townsend Brady, is nearing comple- 
tion, with Mr. Courtleigh cast as a 
minister in settlement work. 

Marguerite Clark is playing the title 
role of Mary Germaine's "Wildflower." 
It is of the dainty type, suited to Miss 
Clark. 

While these screen reproductions are 
being finished at the F. P. studios in 
New York, Pauline Frederick is in 
Italy, also picturing for the same con- 
cern, in Hall Caine's great story, "The 
Eternal City." 



UNITED CIGAR CO. CIRCUIT. 

Chicago, July 8. 

Reports, which appear to be pretty 

well authenticated, are current that 

the United Cigar Co. is going into 
pictures in Chicago rather extensively. 
The plan is to have the picture houses 
between cigar stores and restaurants 
which they are now planning to open. 
This has been followed by several big 
companies in Chicago, such as Charles 
Weegman, head of the Chicago Fed- 
eral League and the Thompson lunch 
rooms. 



LENS CLEANING LIQUID. 

The Savoy theatre has been using 
a lens cleaning liquid the past week 
or two that Walter Rosenberg, man- 
age; ji the 34th street picture house, 
thinks so well of he has taken the 
rights to the fluid for movie use. 

The Savoy is using two machines. 
After the run of each reel the lens 
is taken out and washed over by the 
liquid, it entirely and cleanly remov- 
ing the scum or mist usually forming 
on the lens from the heat of the ma- 
chine. 

The result has been a clear, bright 
screen, Mr. Rosenberg says, and has 
added materially to the value of his 
picture showing. Previously the lens 
of the machines were cleansed after 
the day's performances, and even so 
it was difficult to have a clear glass 
following the collection. 



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don't advertise at all. 



VARIETY 



19 



NEFF GIVES UP AT DAYTON; 

TRIGGER AFFILIATION JJKELY 



Motion Picture Exhibitor*' League of America In Dull Meet- 
ing Elects New Executive— Neff • Withdrawal Payee the 
Way For Return to Fold of Trigger Faction — Con? 

vention a Fizzle. 



Dayton, O., July 8. 

Apparently realizing the inevitable 

disruption of the entire organization if 

he persisted in running lor president 

again, M. A. Neff withdrew from the 

race this morning when the M. P. 
li. L. of America convention opened. 
His action brought five minutes of 
cheering from delegates. The election 
cook place with the following results: 

M. A. Pearce, of Baltimore, elected 
national president; T. P. Finnigan, of 
Texas, first vice-president; M. E. 
Corey, of California, second vice-presi- 
dent; Peter J. Juep, of Michigan, treas- 
urer; R. R. Wilson, of Ohio, secretary. 

Neff's action gave considerable stim- 
ulus to the convention and opened up 
a way for a reconciliation with the 
Trigger faction. Peace will undoubted- 
ly be reached, with an amalgamation 
of both organizations effected. 

Meanwhile the exhibition hall re- 
mains empty, and visiting manufac- 
turers are thoroughly disgusted. 

The delegates quietly collected a 
purse of $250, presented to Neff this 
afternoon as appreciation of past serv- 
ices. 

Last night representatives of Pathe, 
Lasky, Famous Players, Universal, 
Lubin and several visiting accessory 
makers met and decided to form a 
commission to hold a trades display 
next year themselves under the direc- 
tion of producers and manufacturers. 
They propose to give the League a 
percentage of the gate receipts. This 
may not materialize, now that peace 
has been established in the exhibitors' 
ranks. 

It looks like San Francisco will get 
next year's convention. Every one 
present seems to favor it. 

Convention opened yesterday with 
68 delegates seated. The president, 
secretary and treasurer read reports 
and the president appointed creden- 
tial committee. The Trigger faction 
was not allowed into the convention 
hall, but the delegates present prac- 
tically insisted that some arrangement 
be made to effect a reconciliation of 
bolters. 

Dayton, O., July 8. 

President Neff appointed a commit- 
tee of 17, including the National Exe- 
cutive Board to confer with the Trig- 
ger faction and endeavor to establish 
peaceful arrangements and bring about 
, an amalgamation of both organiza- 
tions, otherwise nothing of importance 
transpired. 

Visiting manufacturers, delegates, 
exhibitors and guests number about 
300, although advance reports predict- 
ed attendance of 5,000. 

Monday's receipts at Exhibition 
Hall brought $8.50 at 50 cents admis- 
sion scale. 

Manufacturers are distrusted and 



some may leave before the finish. The 
exhibition hall has been deserted and 

rot since opening has there been 20 

people there at one time. 

The Trigger faction insisted on 
elimination of President Neff before 
making any affiliation. 

The Executive Committee is fight- 
ing among themselves. Important and 
interesting matters may come up later 
in week. 

The Motion Picture Exhibitor's 
League of America opened its fourth 
national convention at Memorial Hall, 
Monday afternoon, with about 200 dele- 
gates and manufacturer's representa- 
tives present. The exhibits, very few 
in number for an event considered of 
such importance as a national conven- 
tion, were spaced off in the basement 
and ground floor of the building while 
the delegates and various committees 
convened in the Parker High School, 
directly across the street. The affair 
was scheduled to open Monday morn- 
ing, but the late arrival of a majority of 
the concessionaires prevented this and 
it was decided to throw open the doors 
in the afternoon. 

Dayton, O., July 6. 

Among the early arrivals were the 
committee of seven appointed by the 
International M. P. Exhibitor's Associ- 
ation at its recent convention in New 
York, headed by Samuel Trigger. This 
commfttee will endeavor to effect a re- 
conciliation between both factions and 
amalgamate into one body carrying 
every exhibitor in the country. A 
request for a conference was made to 
the executive committee of the con- 
vening body and it is very likely both 
factions will come together for a 
peaceful conference later in the week, 
probably after the election, which is 
scheduled to take place Wednesday 
morning. 

The entertainment program is: 

Monday night— Cabaret show on Al- 
gonquin Roof Garden. Drinks and 
eats will be free. A five-act show 
has been arranged. 

Tuesday afternoon — Visitors will be 
the guests of the National Cash Reg- 
ister Co. 

Wednesday — All theatres in town will 
welcome visitors free of charge. 

Thursday— Parade at 9.30 and at 2 P. 
M. Visitors taken to Lakeside Park 
to see the Old Soldiers' Home. 

Friday night — Ranquet at Algonquin 
Hotel. 



PICTURING STATES AT EXPO. 

Chicago, July 8. 

The Industrial Moving Picture Co. 
has arranged with the Michigan Com- 
mission of the Panama-Pacific Inter- 
national Exposition for the showing 
of pictures in the Michigan Bulding 
during the big fair which will em- 
brace the illustration of all the in- 
dustrial activities, natural resources, 
etc., of the State of Michigan. 

Watterson Rothhacker put the deal 
over for the Industrial 

Several states will be represented 
at the Exposition by moving pictures. 
These will be those states that for 
some reason or other did not provide 
an appropriation to build on the ex- 
position grounds. Recently there has 
been a wish even by those that at first 
decided not to be represented, to have 
their chief industries shown by the 
picture camera. The film exhibitions 
will be without admission, the state 
arranging with the filming concerns 
for the exhibit. 



NEWSPAPERS FALLING IN LINE. 

The movies are playing havoc with 
the traditions of the New York pub- 
lishers. The final exit of Acton Davies 
from the dramatic chair of the Even- 
ing Sun and the substitution by that 
sheet of a news rather than a critical 
attitude toward stage and film shows 
is but one step in a general recast of 
the viewpoint of the publishers of 
practically . every evening paper in 
New York toward the amusement 
field. 

The policy practiced by the Eve- 
ning Journal for several years of fa- 
vorable write-ups for liberal advertis- 
ers, with $1,000 a page the price for 
favor, the publishers of other papers 
have at last taken cognizance of of- 
ficially, and in three cases the rival 
sheets are preparing to do likewise, 
eliminating the dramatic chair entire- 
ly and replacing its incumbent with a 
reporter pure and simple whose pen 
must never seathe. 

"The papers that are pursuing the 
policy are adding about $25,000 yearly 
to their receipts," the publishers are 
now saying, "and the public seem to 
like the treacle, 'and if so, why not 
give them what they want?" 

The Evening World of late has 
been following the good-notices-for- 
ads policies of the Evening Journal 
and Morning American. The Globe 
has a movie editor now who solicits 
advertisements. Just how much ice 
the movie money is cutting in the 
new angle of the publishers is indi- 
cated to some degree in the fact that 
Charles Henry Meltzer is now a movie 
critic for the American; Lawrence 
Reamer covers films for the Sun; dit- 
to Louis De Foe for the World, a sit- 
uation that would have been regarded 
as ridiculous six months ago. 



Roricks Glen Co. Opening. 

Elmira. N. Y., July 8. 
The Roricks Glen Co. will open next 
wiek with Edna Bates, Charles Bow- 
ers and George Shields in the cast. 



Bijou, Fall River, Closing. 

Fall River, Mass., July 8. 

The stock company at the Bijou will 
close July 12. 

Chas. E. Cook, the manager of the 
theatre and company, will handle 
Sheedy's Freebody Park. Newport, this 
summer. 



IMPERILLED BY FIRE. 

Los Angeles, July 8. 
Pearl Hoxie, aged four years, and 
Komona, two, children of the J. Hoxie 
family, May Hartigan, picture player, 

and Mrs. Hartigan's mother, Amelia 
Ammonds, participated in a fire at their 
he me in Glendale early Monday morn- 
ing which was not being enacted for 
the camera director. The Hoxie chil- 
dren were severely burned, while the 
others had a narrow escape from death. 
An investigation led to the discovery 
of oil-soaked clothes scattered about 
the place, which resulted in the arrest 
ot B. F. Scott, owner of the bungalow, 
on a charge of incendiarism. Scott 
rented the place furnished to the ten- 
ants. It was learned he had just re- 
cently had its contents insured. 



PICTURE MEN WORKING "RAW." 

"Raw" is the term applied by many 
girls to the attempts of the men con- 
nected with moving pictures to "flirt" 
with them. Young women say the 
craze of many of the males in the pic- 
ture industry to become better ac- 
quainted with girls playing in stock 
companies or looking for work hat 
spread to office boys, the youngsters 
in the outer realms following the ex- 
amples set before them, and "warm- 
ing up" to beginners who are novices 
in the proper way to secure work in 
some studios. 

The other day a handsome young 
woman told a former employer (not in 
pictures) that while she had secured 
a film engagement, it seemed but tem- 
porary employment unless acced- 
ing to the demands of a man in 
authority over her. The girl was in- 
structed to let the man go far enough 
to hang himself, reporting daily such 
circumstances as arose, and her. for- 
mer employer would take care of the 
grand finale. 

In one New York studio it is as- 
serted that no woman can work in 
that particular place unless counte- 
nancing the advances of "the boss," 
who has nothing to recommend him- 
self for female fancy excepting an 
official position. 



DURKIN-FEALY OWN CO. (?). 

The withdrawal of James Durkin, 

director, and Maude Fealy, leading 

woman, from the ranks of the Than- 

houser Film Co. comes as a big sur- 
prise to the movie world. 

Mr. Durkin and Miss Fealy are not 
deserting the pictures, but will, very 
likely, branch out with a new company 
of their own, featuring Miss Fealy. 

Ralph Cummings is slated as Durk- 
in's successor with the Thanhouser. 



Vaudeville in Motordrome. 

Pittsburgh, July 8. 
A season of spectacular vaudeville 
will be opened in the Motordrome 
Monday evening. Manager A. H. 
Mendel is building a stage in the cen- 
ter of the big arena and preparing 
illumination. Races will continue foi!r 
times a week as heretofore, and on 
these nights the motorcycle programs 
will be cut and the vaudeville inter- 
spersed. 



20 



VARIETY 




FILM REVIEWS 



Grace Mcllugb, leading lady, uud Owen 
Carter, camera tuan, with the Colorado Motion 
Picture Co., were drowned in the Arkansas 
river at Canon City, Colo., while making pic- 
tures, according to Information Just received 
In Atchison, Kaon., from A. rf. Lewis, of that 
city, a member of the same company. Miss 
Mcliugh was crossing the river on horseback 
when the current threw her off. In attempt- 
ing to rescue her, Carter and the young 
woman were Hwept off a sandbar by an eddy 
with rescuers In a boat only u Bhort distance 
away. 



Negotiations are on for the moving making 
of 15 plays, mostly of a melodramatic hue, 
which Sidney Ellis has in his library. 

The deal to have Al. Wilson photoplay "The 
Watch on the Rhine" has fallen through for 
the present. 

The explosion of an acetylene tank, carry- 
ing 2,000 pounds pressure, badly injured 
Harry Scbatzman, operator at the Alcazar 
movie theatre in Bellevue, Ky. 

John E. I nee (Lob In) may open a string of 
picture houses throughout the State of Penn- 
sylvania. 

The United Keanograph Film Mfg. Co. of 
California has a new feature which is their 
first. The company is headed by James Keane. 

J. Augus Oustam and Ida Ellis are the prin- 
cipal players with the newly formed Human- 
ology Film Co., of Boston. They will appear 
In a series of underworld pictures this sum- 
mer. 



Lillian Wiggins, formerly of the chorus of 
the "Beauty Spot" show, is now In Paris, 
where she Is at the head of her own picture 
company taking a feature film with Paris 
atmosphere. 

Daniel Frohman announces no one can see 
him hereafter at the Lyceum unless by ap- 
pointment and only then up to noon as he goes 
from there to the Famous Players' studio to 
take up his directing work. 



MAN'S ENEMY. 

"Man's Enemy" Is rank melodrama, so rank 
it doesn't rank very high, nor will It make 
any great hit with the photoplay regulars who 
have long been accustomed to seeing something 
consistent and worth while for their busy 
dimes. It bears the Klaw A Erlanger stamp 
and was made by the Blograph. This feature 
Is In three parts. "Man's Enemy" is said to 
be the picturised version of an old meller 
tbat flourished In the good days when the 
cheapest form of melodrama held the stage 
throne. It's a pity with the thousand and one 
plays that are on the K. ft E. list they se- 
lected this subject Nowadays when directors 
who can direct are spilling the midnight oil 
In giving features a realistic touch and mak- 
ing them assume a more natural and con- 
sistent-like aspect a picture like "Man's 
Enemy" uppears too absurd, unreal and so 
wholly Inconsistent as to make it look like 
junk on the comparison thing. In houses 
where they don't get the regular features with 
a dash of the real melodramatic pictures, 
"Man's Enemy" may meet with favor, hut 
where they tack closely to multiple reelers 
tbat have class and action, it Is going to Jar. 
In "Man's Enemy," for instance, there's a 
Hebrew gambler with a Happy Hooligan 
makeup. The action Is supposed to be laid 
In England, Warwickshire, so the first cap- 
tion states, and later London is supposed to 
be very much in prominence. Some of the 
views didn't look like London, but that mat- 
ters but little as long as they keep Whiskey 
ah the main factor. Strong drink has ruined 
many a happy man's home and if the movie 
output runs any more like this feature does on 
the drink question it's going to ruin pictures 
instead of homes. When John Warrlner at- 
tempted to cross a stone fence with a loaded 
gun and didn't accomplish it through the 
gun being accidentally discharged and its con- 
tents snuffing out poor John's life, Warrlner's 
son swore by all the gods that Sir Arthur 
Stanton, a neighbor and Warrlner's bitterest 
enemy, was responsible. The days progress 
and Stanton's big son, Harry, runs afoul of 
Warrlner's son, Tom, who turns out to be 
the villain in the case. Tom and an adven- 
turess, Sarah Banks, not only rope young 
Stanton in but the wily Sarah persuades Fred 
Lisle, the brother of Grace Lisle, Sir Arthur's 
ward and prospective daughter-in-law, to give 
her a roll of money which belongs »o Fred's 
lodge. Freddie, at first, wbh strong for Sarah, 
but for some reason turned dead against nor. 
He became so set in his ways that we see him 
Inter in a clergyman's frock. Stanton and 
Sarah marry. The rascally Warrlner. known 
as Drake, understands the Stanton weakness 
Is drink and he Anally Induces Harry to take 
a swallow. That was Harrys finish. He be- 
comes a gambler and drunknrd and Is deserted 
by Sarah, who would elope with n count. 
"Drake" brings about n duel between Stanton 
and the Count. He's the^nly "second" at the 
pistol affair in which tne men select guns 
without giving them the once over. "Drake" 
tells the Count the gun on the left Is the only 
one that's loaded and the V. slips the gambler 
his 1. O. IT. "Drake" has lied. It's the other 
gun that had the bullet and, Stanton kills the 
Count. In fast succession follows a series of 
Incidents that keeps the camera working. In 



a tough-looking Joint the back room of a low 
saloon — appear the well-dressed adventuress 
and the villain. Here Sarah plans to ruin 
the Lisle girl's beauty, but a mistake Is made 
and Sarah receives tne disfiguring liquid. In 
u Jiffy Sarah and Warrlner become as poor as 
church mice and in the third reel Warrlner is 
shown killing Sarah over a few paltry cents. 
Uf course Stanton gives up drink, he and 
Miss Lisle are reunited and everything ends 
O. K. for the girl who stuck to the rum- 
soaked man who fancied the life of a bawdy 
house In London. There are some scenes in 
this picture that the censors could have 
tabooed, as they will get the frown in many 
of the smaller towns. One was that off-room 
scene in the earlior parts to which Sarah 
drags both young Lisle and Stanton, Sarah 
wearing a "coming out gown" that was very 
much decollete, it may be necessary, but it's 
very suggestive. As a feature "Man's Enemy" 
wobbles, without any sympathetic appeal. 

Mark. 



THE EAGLE'S MATE. 

Anemone Breckenrldge Mary Plckford 

Lancer Morne Jamea Kirkwood 

Sally Breckenrldge Ida Waterman 

Abner Morne Robert Borderlck 

Fisher Morne Harry C. Browne 

Hagar Morne Helen Qlllmore 

My ra Morne Estelle Kibby 

Luke Ellsworth R. J. Henry 

Hev. Hotchkiss Russell Bassett 

Mary Plckford is featured above the title in 
tnls five-reeled Famous Player sheet repro- 
duction of Anna Alice Chapin's novel, which 
had its locale in the mountains of West Vir- 
ginia. The landscape scenes in the film were 
doubtlessly taken on the ground covered by 
the book. The exteriors, and there are plenty 
of them, are for the most part prettily set. 
and "The Eagle's Mate" is a pretty picture 
throughout, continually giving that Impression 
with Miss Plckford nearly always in sight. 
The prettlness goes right along to the "sweet" 
finale. But few captions and even less "con- 
versation" interrupt the running that tells of 
a mountaineers' feud, with an abduction, the 
marriage of a daughter of one faction to the 
son of another, the marriage taking place 
through the girl wishing to save her aunt the 
$35,000 her relative had offered for her safe 
return, the book story probably followed closely 
more or less through all the sections. It's a 
good live picture, made so by the action, 
which 1b constant, doesn't flag, nothing has 
been wasted, and it contains love, riding and 
shooting — besides some rats that came to feed 
on the floor of the loft where Anemone Breck- 
enrldge (Miss Plckford) found her home In 
the camp of the enemy after the abduction. 
Miss Chapln may have made her book ex- 
tremely Interesting. It was found sufficiently 
so for a picture, but it would appear rather 
that the Famous Players believed this adapted 
tale fitted their Mary Plckford. And Mary 
Plckford should always be fitted. She is one of 
the few picture actresses, or actors for that 
matter, who can interject personality Into a 
negative. She breathes the role taken, and it 
fits her, up, down and all around. Peculiar 
hold a picture will take. Here is this slip of 
a girl carrying the admiration of millions, 
and millions of those who would never have 
seen her if she had become the greatest of $2 
stars on the footlighted stage. "The Eagle's 
Mate" Is a lively feature without a real kick 
— but it has Mary Plckford, better than the 
best kick or punch that could have been put 
In. for Mary Plckford Is the Ruth Chatterton 
of the movies. James Kirkwood plays Lancer 
Morne and does it well. He Isn't a camera 
hero, Just an excellent picture player who 
doesn't know the camera is there. The re- 
mainder of the company Is well balanced to 
the principals, the small sized mobs neatly 
handled, and the orchestra at the Strand this 
week is helping the film by lively music, giv- 
ing "In the Blue Kldge Mountains of Vir- 
ginia" the preference. Sime. 

MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY. 

THIRD AND FOURTH EPISODES. 

Story by Harold MacGrath. 
Scenario by Lloyd F. Loncgan. 

Stanley Hargraves, the millionaire, 

Albert Norton 

Jones. Hargrave's butler Sidney Hracy 

Florence Gray, Hargrave's daughter. 

Florence La Badle 

Countess Olga Marguerite Snow 

James Worton. a reporter Tames Cruse 

Susan. Florence's companion. .. .Llla Chester 
llralne. of the conspirators, Frank Farrlngton 

It Is evident the people following this 
mysterious serial nre In every locality by 
the hundredfold. The disappearance of the 
million dollars In the first episode keeps the 
audiences on the alert to learn who removed 
it from the safe. The third installment brings 
the story to the dock of the steamer from 
which the millionaire had escaped unnoticed 
by the crowd. The conspirators send their 
accomplice, the Countess Olga, to the dock 
to appeal to the captain and claim that she 
Is the daughter of Hargraves. But the young 
reporter was ahead of them and his visit 
to the dock warned the men something was 
liable to happen and a trap was laid. The 
Countess Is informal by the captain the man 
In question hnd left a box In the dock house. 
She tries to get to the sofe, but the dock 
man keeps her awny. She Informs her pals 
they must raid the dock house that night If 

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they want the money. With the aid of some 
gangsters the conspirators bang In the door. 
The reporter makes Ma appearance and they 
set out after him. He Area a shot and po- 
licemen spring from everywhere, capturing 
all but one of the marauders. The one who 
escapes is Bralne, the leader. He is chased 
to the end of the pier and plunges Into 
the water. This part brings the third episode 
to an end. Bralne and the Countess decide 
the only way to get the money is to have 
the girl In their power. One of the con- 
spirators Is sent with a letter to the girl's 
home and he slips the note in the window and 
gets away. The girl is informed by the let- 
ter her father, whom she has not seen since 
Infancy, wants to see her and for her to go 
to a certain apartment the following day. 
She does not feel safe In going, but finally 
without telling any one leaves the house. 
Arriving at the given address she finds the 
apartment designated on the top floor. She 
rings the hell and is admitted and is wel- 
comed by a man who is a likeness of the 
Cloture in her room. She at first feels It Is 
er father, but her hopes are shattered when 
she looks in a mirror and sees a number of 
evil eyes peering In the door. She tries to 
escape, but the conspirators attack her. 
Picking up a chair, she smashes it through 
the window and gives the others the impres- 
sion she has gone out of the window. She 
Jumps into the bottom of a grandfather's 
clock, and while the others are looking out 
the window, escapes down the stairs. ihe 
picture Is full of exciting incidents, with some 
of the parts rather far fetched but bound to 
go big with picture lovers. The photograpny 
could not be improved upon with the interiors 
that have the best of ideas in arrangement. 



Disturber VI, dirigible balloon in action over 
the city, horse show at South Shore country 
club, society women selling flowers for eharity, 
baby tebra at Lincoln park, masonic drill at 
Rlvervlew, the unveiling of the monument to 
Goethe at Lincoln Park, and the monster 
Sunday school parade of last week. The sub- 
jects were all timely, but they were not clearly- 
depicted on the screen. The camera man was 
not at his best and the pictures flickered badly 
and were often seriously blurred. Harold P. 
Brown, one of the staff photographers of the 
Herald, selects the subjects ; George W. Peters 
is the camera man and H. P. Wayman Is in 
charge of the department. It Is the plan of 
the promoters of this scheme to have a camera 
man ready at all times of the day and night 
to cover big events. If an item Is sufficiently 
conspicuous, it will be made as an "extra" 
and flashed on the screen the same day It hap- 
pens. Well defined rumors Indicate that James 
Keely has made arrangements with Harms- 
worth of London for the exchange of films. In 
this way, Chicago will get the stirring events 
of the British capital in pictures and the 
Windy City will be represented in London each 
week. Reed. 



CHICAGO HERALD MOVIES. 

Chicago, July 8. 
This Idea is an experiment and la yet in its 
experimental stage. When it is more carefully 
worked out It may be a big hit, but Just now it 
is in an embryo state. Seen at the Orpheum 
in State street Sunday, the following subjects 
of local interest were shown : Automobile 
races at Hawthorne, launching of a local yacht 



LA BELLE RUSSE. 

By David Belasco. Staged by Wm. J. Hanley. 

CHARACTERS. 
Geraldlne Hatherly ) twln 8l8ter9 Evelyn Russell 
Beatrice Hatherly J 

Philip Calthorpe Lawrence Gordon 

Dobert St. Omer F. Sidney Wood 

Renard Duval Harry Knowles 

Marcel Chester Irene Warren 

Lady Calthorpe Mary Stewart 

Little Beatrice Bertha Klrkateln 

For his first venture in the line of features 
William J. Hanley has made a pretty good 
start on the road to success. He has selected 
a piece full of action and well fitted to present 
day audiences who hear much of husbands 
and wives disagreeing. The interiors were 
taken in the Crystal studio and the exteriors 
in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon and City 
Island, with numerous scenes at the docks of 
various Bteamcrs which carry the different 
characters to all parts of the universe. The 



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VARIETY 



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picture could be called a World's Tour, If 
the people really visited the countries rep- 
resented on the screen. The tale is of the 
twin daughters of a country parson. One girl 
is in love and runs away to wed her lover. 
He BOOH deserts her and she seeks forgive- 
ness, but her father is obdurate. The old man 
grieve! and dies shortly after. The other 
Bister goes to live with her aunt. The out- 
last becomes a waitress. While performing 
ber hMfc slin&lnf duties she be< omes acquaint- 
ed wfth a Wsjiu.ua crook, posing as a lady of 
quality. The 4tlrl becomes an accomplice, 
and while ma*7*f herself generally useful 
arouad the Casino, she falls in love with a rich 
young artist. The two are married and go to 
Paris to live. The other sister in the mean- 
time has fallen in love with the son of Lady 
Calthorpe. The marriage is not Indorsed by 
his mother, who cuts off his allowance and 
he is forced to look for work, but unable to 
get anything. The artist husband of the first 
sister is deserted by her when he loses bis 
fortune. She goes to London and again bo- 
comes connected with her former gambling 
( mules. Her husband places their child in a 
mil vent in France and goes to England, where 
be sees his wife in the company of one of the 
former gamblers with whom he was acquaint- 
ed. He challenges the latter to a duel, in 
which he stabs him. Thinking the wound fatal, 
the husband joins the army and is sent off to 
the Colonies. The husband of the other sis- 
ter also decides upon the army as his last 
hope, and the two meet at the recruiting of- 
fice. The pure and simple sister, in order to 
earn a living, goes to work in a shirtwaist 
factory. A Are occurs. She is painfully 
burned and taken to a hospital, where it is 
expected she will not live. Upon giving up 
her case as hopeless she writes her sister, 
sending her a picture and telling of her hus- 
band. Before going to the Colonies as a sol- 
dier the artist fell in love with a millionaire's 
daughter who he Is to marry. At the wed- 
ding his first wife appears, but is not seen 
by the multitude. Drawing a pistol she fires 
and hits her husband in the cheek. The girl 
he was to wed is forbidden to marry him 
through the mysterious shooting and the artist 
takes to the army as the last stone. Lady 
Calthorpe relents upon son and advertises in 
the dallies, offering a reward for information 
of him or his wife. The black sheep sister 
reads the ad and decides, looking like her sis- 
ter, she can pass as the wife. Taking her 
child from the asylum, she goes to the home of 
her sister's mother-in-law and says she is 'the 
wife of the Lady's son. The two men read in 
the far-off country the royal mother is anxi- 
ous to see her son again. They board ship 
for their native land. I'pon arriving hurry to 
the home of Lady Calthrope. The artist 
recognises the woman posing as his comrade's 
wife to be his own. He tries to tell his 
friend but he sees the woman only as his 
wife. The other sister recovers from her ac- 
cident and repairs to the house of Lady Cal- 
thorpe, makes known her identity and she and 
her husband are happily reunited. The acting 
during the five reels \a acceptably done. Spe- 
cial credit should go to Miss Russell for the 
clever way in which she portrayed the dual 
role of the two sisters. F. Sidney Wood, a 
real Englishman, made a good impression as 
the artist. The photography is of the best at 
all times. The picture was shown privately 
under good advantages. The film makes a 
good picture play. 

THE HOUStToF MYSTERY. 

Just when things are going badly for Nick 
Winter, the detective, and Andrew Garfield, 
the banker, principals In "The House of Mys- 
tery," a four-part Eclectic, and it looks like 
they were In for sure death at the hands of 
the villains, the audience laughed until its 
sides ached. This Is not the only feature film 
from across the briny deep that causes Ameri- 
can audiences to give vent to unrestrained 
merriment when sombre silence should pre- 
vail, but the whole thing seems so preposter- 
ous and absurd it brings laughter forth in- 
voluntarily. Old Andy has a daughter-in-law 
somewhere and as he's lonely and his estate 
large he inserts an ad In the papers In the 
hope of finding her. Mary, the daughter-in- 
law, now a widow with a little girl, is living 
in poverty. She has the marriage certificate 
to prove her relationship to the banker. She 
sends a note to her hall neighbor instead of 
going personally, and the people visit her in 
response to the note. Learning her true 
identity, two men of the neighboring party 
see a chance to put one over. They beat both 
the widow and girl into Insensibility and carry 
them to an underground room, where they are 
kept captives. The wife of one of the men 
and her daughter go to tho banker with the 
wedding proof und later the men, one disguised 
as a nurse, are taken iuto the ! anker's em- 
Ploy on the recommendation of his bogus 
'lalghter-in-law. Now comes the House of 
Mystery. The banker has valuables stolen, 
money mysteriously disappears and coatly pic- 
tures are ripped from their wall frames and 
none of hte servants can obtain a single cltte. 
Nick Winter (nnmo probably taken frdnt Nick 
Carter, who was some sleuth of wnom the 
, American boy Is proud) is called into the 
• ase. Nick, like all good sleuth makes up sb 
an old doctor and visits the banker's home. 
The banker is given a sleeping potion. Nick, 
discovering the drug, bides in a corner of the 
\r*onj. Two llgurcs In black tights and cower- 
led' faces enter like the acrobatic Imps In 
/"Devil's Auction." Nick confronts them with 
f * gun. Zowle, goes the lights! Nick turns 
00 th<> electrics again and the men have dis- 
appeared. After Nick exits the big rug is 
thrown aside und the men come up from a 
trap door. Later Nick uses a dummy, re- 
nfetnbling himself somewhat, and the Fun- 
tomus-llke creatures creep into his bedroom 
and. Just when they think they have throttled 
Nick for keeps out Jumps the sly fox and 
hypnotizes them with looks so completely that 



he ties both up in a Jiffy. Leaving them in 
his room, he rushes down to tell the banker. 
They return to find the men gone and the 
case more mysterious than ever. What has 
happened is shown by a picture camera which 
Nick had secreted within the interior of a 
phoney trunk or cabinet in his room. Here 
is where Nick performs a miracle. Without 
any lights or anybody turning the crank, 
Nick gets a good picture of how the black- 
< lotbed figures got away. Furthermore, to 
show how clever Nick Is, the pictures were 
developed without removing the negative from 
the machine. Also Nick had a regular photo- 
play outfit with him and right there on his 
little screen revealed the secret. A human 
being in woman's attire, probably the bogus 
daughter-in-law, with a long wig, enters the 
room and frees the villains. This is shown in 
Nick's picture. Nick never once calls In any 
outside aid nor hands the police any call un- 
til near the close, when he and the banker, 
trapped by the villains, are thrown into, or 
rather are left, in a dungeon connected with 
the house which has a "deadly secret," which 
one of the men found in a big book. By 
manipulating a wheellike lever oodles of fine 
sand are released, pouring into the dungeon 
chamber where anyone confined would in time 
be burled alive. But here Nick shows his 
true detective instinct. He takes a live pigeon 
or dove from the top of the hat he was wear- 
ing (Nick having again assumed female at- 
tire to fool the villains) and writing a note, 
attaches it to the bird's neck and releases it 
by an open-barred window. Police get there 
in time, shovel Nick and the banker out with 
their hands just as the fine stuff is about to 
close over their heads. The villains are se- 
curely locked up, the bogus daughter-in-law 
exposed and the real daughter and child in- 
stalled in the banker's home. A blind man 
could have played Nick and gotten away with 
it if he followed scenario directions as shown 
in this film. As so many American film mak- 
ers are giving exhibitors real detective stories 
with thrilling action is where the laughs come 
in when one looks at this feature. It has 
many flaws and skids like a dilapidated auto 
going down a terribly wet Incline. Mark. 

THE GOLDEN HEART. 

For an ordinary three-reel picture this 
Great Northern feature Is mildly Interesting. 
Though rather on the old saw of a girl-marry - 
lng-for-money-to-save-her-father, the picture 
has a few novel Ideas. The numerous scenes 
are mostly at the studio and rather cheaply 
arranged. The film is of foreign make, but 
the actors show an American spirit of acting 
that is agreeable after the beard-laden char- 
acters and other characteristics of European 
pictures. The story is of a girl who is in love 
with a poor young . artist. Her father is a 
wealthy banker, but meets with financial em- 
barrassment and, besides losing his own 
money, loses a large amount of a friend's. The 
daughter agrees to marry the man whose 
money her father had lost, although she loves 
another. It ends all right and lovely. The 
cheapness of the production Is very noticeable 
and with captions taking up a good part of 
the time, this picture should not be called a 
feature. 



LOST IN MID-OCEAN. 

With the number of films from across the 
Atlantic that cause hearty laughter at serious 
moments when death threatens the principals 
because of the manner in which they are pre- 
sented, "Lost in Mid-Ocean," a multiple Vita- 
graph reeler, must be added. It's bad enough 
when the foreign makers and directors slip a 
few cogs on the consistency of their mellers, 
but when the Vita comes along with a "fea- 
ture" of the calibre of "Lost in Mid-Ocean," 
it's high time to throw both hands up In de- 
spair. The title and the fact that the Vita 
label goes with it has everyone set for some- 
thing good, but after watching the picture, 
one wonders more than ever why the Vita 
should be guilty of turning out such a film as 
this. It misses by a mile. In a house last 
week the picture caused more laughter than 
the best known comedy yet seen. "Lost in 
Mid-Ocean" tells the story of Leona's repeated 
attempts to cross the Atlantic, with the rescue 
of a painting from a burning building as the 
closing feature. From the looks of things 
the picture based its theme on the wreck of 
the Ill-fated Titanic, as the Mikado on which 
Leona Is a passenger hits an iceberg. Of 
course Leona Is saved. Leona married 
Harrold, much to the displeasure of a 
Japanese, who has the welcome card to Leona's 
home at the beginning of the story. Manley, 
poor, an artist, goes to Japan In response to 
an invitation from an old friend. With him 
goes his wife, notwithstanding Taglsha, the 
jealous Jap, visits their apartments and at- 
tempts the life of Manley. Taglsha beats them 
across the ocean. After the visit to the Flow- 
ery Kingdom the newlyweds start home. Leona 
has a Japanese present which is stolen by one 
or Taglsha's Jap boys and Leona, seeing It on 
the landing, slips away from her hubby and 
his friend. The boy keeps Just as far ahead 
of Leona and entices her In a stable-like place 
where she's made a prisoner. Although the 
boat was on the edge of departing, Leona Blips 
a note out of the window, which is carried by 
a Japanese boy to the wharf, where the friend 
runs into him and straightway dashes back in 
time to knock Taglsha in the stomach and res- 
cue Leona. This time Leona Is placed aboard 
the Mikado and a wireless sent to her husband 
aboard of the boat ahead that she's 0' K. and 
on the way home. Well, believe me. Captain, 
if the Mikado doesn't strike nn Iceberg and 
several lifeboats reach the other boat with 
survivors, but I^eona Isn't aboard. After hang- 
ing for dear life onto a tall plant with the 
wilier trickling around her Leona in some way 
^llps out of her apparently walled- In grave 
and Is next seen floating on a small spar, and 
<aved by Japanese fishermen. She sends word 
to her husband's friend, who again escorts her 



to the gangplank of an ocean liner. As Leona 
is shown going up the boatulde again is where 
the big laugh came in. Shu reaches home 
but finds hubby gone. She winds up her anarch 
by finding a picture of his in an art shop. She 
buys it. During her absence from her room, 
fire breaks out and Leona is seen racing 
through the streets. She has a tilt with three 
or four brawny firemen, but brushes them 
aside like straws and dashes into the house, 
and, amid smoke and flames, saves her pic- 
ture. It isn't scorched a particle, yet Leona 
collapses and Is placed on a stretcher and 
loaded in an ambulance with the picture tossed 
in on top of her. This caused more laughter. 
Here was poor Leona having another round of 
trouble all through a little oil painting. Well, 
Cap, of course Manley hears of It and goes to 
the hospital, not knowing that it's his wife. 
The husband and wife meet and all ends well. 
Just what became of Tagisha who tried to ae- 
aault Leona and prior to that attempted to 
stick a digger into Mauley's back, isn't known. 
And those scenes in Japan were connected 
quicker than one could bat an eyelid. This 
picture takes all sorts of liberties. Care was 
taken in the Iceberg collision that the atmos- 
phere was so hazy one couldn't tell whether 
It was a real boat, a real Iceberg or what It 
was. Anyway, one draws on one's imagination 
when seeing pictures and the imagination can 
get busy on this one. It is about the poorest, 
tamest feature the General Film has fostered 
this season foi the Vitagraph or anyone else. 

Mark. 



THE MOONSTONE OF FEZ. 

This two-reel Flying Eagle picture has some 
very good elements of mystery that are gradu- 
ally solved and make the picture most Inter- 
esting. It is set to represent the far eastern 
countries, bat brings France Into tho alary, 
although the picture was taken In the Brook- 
lyn studio and exceptionally well done. The 
story has to do with a young girl and her 
mother, who are traveling abroad. Tho moth- 
er buys a moonstone In Morocco. A young 
man comes Into the story and the girl likes 
him. The mother and daughter leave for 
France and the young man (Maurice Costello) 
Is to follow In a few days. The black plague 
Is raging In th enatlve section of Morocco 
and the mother, upon reaching France, finds 
she Is HI, but keeps nor daughter In Igno- 
rance of It. That night she has a bad attack 
and rings for a mn!4. She dies without her 
daughter knowing of it. The daughter the 
next morning trios to not in her mother's roam 
bat is unsuccessful, she gets the house man- 
ager. He says her mother was never there 
and that the daughter must bo craay. Tho 
American consul Is appealed to, bat ho takes 
the explanation of tho hotel man. The yowog 
man arrives. He seas the stone the woman 
bought In a store window and upon asking, 
finds who sold It. Upon Investigation ho lo- 
cates the maid who attended the sick woman. 
She confesses the woman died and that she had 
been secretly removed from the hotel by the 
proprietor. The hotel man is censored and 
the young girl faMa for her benefactor. The 
cast for the picture has boon well chosen, with 
some of the VHagraph's beat-known players. 

A PEAK. OFTHE PUNJAB. 

The Eclectic firm has in this- an Interesting 
three-reel picture made by the Pathe con- 
cern. The picture was evidently taken in 
Florida, but the natural scenery of the coun- 
try does not figure heavily In tue taking. The 
story has been worked out in picture and in 
fiction times before. A young Hindu girl is 
adopted into a wealthy family living In Cal- 
cutta. A caption announces the lapsing of 
ten years In which time the girl has grown 
to be a young woman. The daughter of the 
house makes it very unpleasant for the poor 
dark skin *lrl and shows a disagreeable dis- 
position toward everything from the start. 
The white girl Is in love with a young sur- 
geon, but she turns from him when be Inter- 
feres during HI treatment of the black girl. 
She then seeks the love of a rich army officer. 
Her former lover and the latter have a com- 
bat In which the doctor knocks the other un- 
conscious. It is feared he has killed blm. 
The Hindu girl hurries away with the man 
who had befriended her and takes him to her 
former home. The two live there, the man 
becoming a favorite with the natives through 
his medical knowledge. He marries the girl 
and forgets his past. The colonel Is on a 
hunting trip with some friends when he Is 
stricken and is taken to the doctor's hut. 
The colonel's wife Is Informed of his condition 
and hurries to the bedside. The doctor recog- 
nizes her and wants to kill the man he has 
In his power. But he decides to help him 
Instead. It is of no avail as the colonel dies 
lifter the operation. The woman tries to In- 
fluence the doctor to return to his former life, 
hut he remains faithful to bin dark skinned 



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raectrlc headlights, regularly $25, our price. 

$8.00 per pair 
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tension, regularly $100 to $lf>0, our price, 

15.041 and 20.00 

Bosch low tension magnetos .1.00 

Kemy magnetos, model "W 9.00 

Splltdorf dual outfits, complete 25.00 

Magneto colls 4.00 up 

4 and 6 cylinder Connecticut colls 12.00 

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Velvet shock absorbers 10.00 

Mondex shock absorbers, per set of 4 12.00 

$40 Dlaro starters 5.00 

Open and closed Ford delivery bodies. .25.00 and 50.00 
Racing seat*, regularly $50 per pair, our price, 

15.00 each 

1914 Ford runabout bodies 40.00 

Roadster hodles 30.00 each 

Peerless 7 passenger bodies 35.00 

5 passenger fore-door bodies 85.00 each 

Axles complete, front and rear 40.00 up 

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fceJn o.65 up 

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(Other sizes in proportion) 

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Springs, all sizes, at lass than factory prices. 

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everything for the automobile. Consult us before buy- 
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send for our free price wrecker. 

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HpouHc. The playing of the four principal* 
1h up to the mark with the photography good 
st all times. Lillian Williams at* tho ,r meen" 
woman wan so realistic one could wonder if 
It were not her natural self Inatcad of a char- 
actor. Walter Seymour an the surgeon Is a 
capable movie player, minus the affected poa- 
Ing of ho many talkless adorn. Nell Craig 
hh the Hindu girl and Fred Busby as the 
colonel did well, though the latter was burd- 
ened with a IsrKe beard. The picture is In- 
ti r» ting throughout the three reels. 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Unlcti oUierwite noted, the following reports are for the current week. 

JOHI J. O'CONNOR n If in A f_n VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE: 

< W ™ N > tlUIli/iUU MAJKST1C TIIKATRK BUILDINii 

In Charge — — — — — — — 



K \V. Yoiiiik In asulKtnnt manager of the 
<oiin(|y for the sumnn r. 

' ' 1 1 • - 1 1 » Wtttid'd" i elehrat« <l its "-'"•<»tli pei - 
formance at the Cort. July 1. 

Kr.mk Uruini is doing yeoniiiii press service 
for the locul Teg " company at the Oarrh k. 



Charles K. Kohl Ik spending a vacation on 
his farm near <h ononiowoc. 



Anna Klliott of the local I'antaKe^ ofTh es 
has ^orie to Dixon, 111., for her vacution. 



The f'h'HlHgh Slsteru, formerly with llob 



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J^ar/eyeorif 



(In six Reels) 

SOME EXPERIENCES OF JACK LONDON'S LIFE 

— Written by Himself. 

The Liquor Bill of the American Nation it $1,500,000,000 annually 
What per cent, does the Wage Earner Pay? 
John Barleycorn Gives Tragic, Realistic Answer. 

THE SALOON ALWAYS OFFERS A WARM 

WELCOME TO THE 

WORKWOMAN 




A Compelling Plea 
for Temperance 

Don't Fail to Book 

This Picture— it 

will surely bring 

crowds to your 

Theatre 



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York City— Greater New York and 
New York State. 

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Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pa., and 
71 West 23rd Street, New York 
City — New Jersey and Eastern 
Pennsylvania. 

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West Lexington Street, Baltimore, 
Md. — Delaware, Maryland, Wash- 
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404 Ferry Street, Pittsburgh, Pa., 
and 37 South Wabash Avenue, Chi- 
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West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illi- 
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110 West 40th Street, New York City 

After September 1st, all Bosworth Releases Handled through Paramount Program. 



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Flnley, will go It alone hereafter In a sister 
act. 



O. L. Hall, dramatic editor of the Journal, 
has returned from a week's fishing trip In 
Wisconsin. 



F. L. Ballard will go In advance of Melo 
Moor's "Rah Rah Boys," which Is to be a 
part of one of the Orpheum road shows this 
season. "Stage Door Johnnies" will be an- 
other road show. 



Members of the Old Friends Club of America 
will hold their basket picnic and outing Sun- 
day, July 19. 

Mike McCauley, formerly at White City, has 
been made advertising manager for the Wilson 
Avenue theatre. 



Etta Mae Free, formerly on the vaudeville 
stage with her son, Eugene, known as "The 
Merrelles," but who retired some years ago, 
has returned to the stage and Is singing at 
the Green Mill Gardens. 



Irving Mack of the Jones, Llnick & Schaeffer 
offices Is back from Benton Harbor with a bad 
cold obtained on his vacation. 



Peter Schaeffer, of the J. L. & S. firm has 
become a golf expert. . Last Sunday he played 
the Idlewild trophy semi-finals with Al Bngel, 
winning 4 and 3 up. He will play off with 
Judge Sabath. Sunday, July 10. 



'Brenda of the Woods" will probably reach 
Chicago In September. It Is scheduled for 
production In Los Angeles this week. 



The Studebaker will be redecorated this fall 
for the first time In 17 years. It has pot been 
decided yet whether the picture policy will be 
continued or not. but It Is possible that It may 
continue until October or perhaps later. 



Victor Heras and Ben Preston have returned 
from a vacation In Milwaukee and vicinity 
and have opened on the Pantages time. 



Hazel Adler of the J. L. & S. offices has 
gone to Atlantic City and other eastern points 
where she will spend the next six weeks. 



One of Powers' elephants put hit foot 
through the stage at the Great Northern Hip 
last Friday night, but as luck would have It 
no harm was done. The pachyderm stepped 
on a trap door, which gave way with bun. 



Willie Howard has been sick and has been 
out of the cast of "The Whirl of the World" 
for a performance or two. 

Oliver Martell, one of the best known Chi- 
cago agents, will be in advance of "Annie 
Laurie," the new E. E. Rose piece, this sea- 
son. 



The billposters of White City who had been 
on a strike, settled their difficulty and went 
back to work. In the meantime, the River- 
view gang got busy and covered the town for 
the Fourth, shutting out the south side re- 
sort, more or less. 



J. C. Matthews of the Chicago Pantages 
office will book the "Pan" Bhows Intact at the 
Old Mill theatre In Dallas, beginning Labor 
Day. 

"The Elopers," at the Comedy, appears to 
have caught on. It has been doing a very fair 
business. Some changes are contemplated In 
the cast. 



The old Alhambra Hotel has been retnedelled 
and renamed. It Is now the Hotel Carlton. R. 
L. Jacoby is the president of the new com- 
pany In charge, and Jack N. Cook, formerly 
manager of the Shubert and Majestto In Min- 
neapolis, Is manager. 



Tom Ealand, last season manager for the 
Galvln shows, will be general manager of the 
two Saxe houses In Minneapolis next season. 
He takes the place of E. T. Chatterton, who 
now becomes the general manager of all of the 
Saxe houses In the west. 



Capt. L. I. Montague Is asslwtant general 
manager of the Young Buffalo Wild West 
show this season. This aggregation is playing 
In Indiana at present. 



George Harrison, manager of the Colonial, 
has gone on his vacation, and Emory Ettle- 
son, formerly manager of the Crown, Is taking 
his place at the Colonial. 

Cliff Almy. formerly of the Olympic box 
office, Is in Milwaukee managing the Buffalo 
Hill pictures. He will spend his vacation In 
Milwaukee and Delevan Lake. 



Ralph T. Kettering, of the publicity depart- 
ment of the J. L. & S. offices. Is taking his 
vacation piecemeal. For the next seven weeks 
he will spend week ends in different resorts. 
This week he went to Muskegon with his Wife 
anrl baby. Next week he will visit Milwaukee 
and environs. 



Surah Paden has been winning numerous 
trophies at golf this summer. She is a mem- 



Charles R. Macloon has been very HI and 
confined to his home with stomach trouble. 
Louis Macloon hns been taking his place in 
promoting the Burton Holmes travelettes. 



Harry Mitchell has almost everything his 
own way around Sixty-third and Halsted 
streets, as the National has given up pictures 
and the only big opposition to the Empress Is 
the Linden. 




Miss Jeaneatte Dupre 

AND HER OWN BIG SHOW 



CHORUS OlRLS 

Only Weman Manafingind Producing, Her Own Show. Send pin Mn^raplija^-jK-i^lii .-mil weight 
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It was a costly lesson — why 
not profit by the experience' 
of others and get Gaumont 
Films— you can make a good 
beginning by securing 

"FANTOMAS" «*> ••> 

The False Magistrate, 

4 Reels 

Bound to get the crowd. 

Shipping date July 10th. 

Ga a moot Co. 

110 West 40th St.. N. Y. 



The Chicago billboard law, which deals with 
property owners' consent In connection with 
the erection of billboards, was held unconsti- 
tutional by Judge Foell In the Superior court 
last week. He enjoined the city from inter- 
fering with the Thomas Cusack Co. In the 
erection of certain billboards. An appeal was 
taken. 



John Glenn, well known about town, who has 
been on the stage locally on numerous occa- 
sions, has come out as an author. He has 
completed a sketch called "Little Romeo's 
Big Juliet," which will be played by Arthur 
Dunn and Florence Morrison, the latter hav- 
ing been the big girl in "The Slim Princess" 
with Elsie Janls. 



A pageant of the verse of Eugene Field, the 
Chicago poet, will be given some time this 
fall. Will J. Davis, formerly manager of the 
Illinois, is Interested In the project, which 
will be for the purpose of getting funds for a 
memorial to the writer. Prominent actors 
wbo were close friends of the Field will be 
asked to appear. 

All is not serene out Ravinia way. Tango 
contests were announced, but later on some of 
the highbrows kicked and they were not forth- 
coming. Ruth St. Denis has not pleased 
wholly and other dancers in the programs do 
not seem to hit the right spot The orchestral 
portions of the entertainment are all right, 
but do not draw big crowds. 

The Cadillac and the Roy Jones cafe, oper- 
ated in the vicinity of the former "redllght" 
district of Chicago, are under fire once more 
by the police. The proprietors will be called 
to account for alleged selling of liquor after 
1 o'clock. Big cabaret shows are given In 
each place. Policewomen have been engaged 
In the work of ferreting out violations of the 
law. 



Mark Helmut! and others are putting up a 
theatre In Champaign, 111., to be called the 
Orphieum. It will cost $70,000, and bo de- 
toted to vaudeville. Sam Harris, who has 
been with the F. & H. circuit some time, will 
be (he manager. Tho Walker, a landmark, 
l« a thing of the pant, and the big legit at- 
tractions will play the Illinois theatre, I'r- 
banfe. the twin city of Champnlgn. 

Mdnnger Frank O. Peers of tl»«* Comedy Is 
to have his llrst vu'-atlon In seven years, be- 
ginning next week. In all that time he has 
been nt the theater every day. He will Join 
Mrn. Peers and children in Denver, where he 
will spend three weeks. Mr. Anhalt, brother 
°f Larry Anhalt. well known In Chicago, will 
r ome on from the Selwyn offices In New York 
to take charge during Peers' absence. 



The Great Gerard, wiring from Montreal, 
wishes It known that he Is not likely to be 
deported to Germany. He says he Is returning 
to England of his own free will and will come 
to America within the next few months. The 
report came out of Winnipeg, concerning an 
embrogllo In which It was alleged that the 
Great Gerard had violated the Mann act. His 
turn was cancelled In Minneapolis and Billy 
Link was put In to All the place. 



ber of the Wheaton and Berkeley clubs, and 
is considered one of the best players In Chi- 
cago. In private life she Is Mrs. George Sack- 
ett, wife of one of the members of the United 
Play company. 

"Tink" Humphrey headed a delegation for 
Muskegon July 3 that spent the "glorious" on 
the lake. Mr. Humphrey went to Ludington 
with Lew Earl in the speed boat "Dixie Pirate." 
which won the free 'for all race In the big . 
meet Saturday. There was a big delegation 
from Muskegon in attendance at the races. 



Billy Link has decided to call his now act 
"Custer's Last Fight Outdone." He will go 
over the Pantages time after a abort vaca- 
tion spent at Lake Maxenkuckle, near Culver, 
Ind. The act went Into Minneapolis to fill a 
fall down where. It Is said, It made good. It 
is a novelty In black face work and gets away 
from the usual In many particulars. There 
Is a big fight with Indians in one scene, and 
the finish is exciting and full of dash. Blos- 
som Robinson and Co. have Joined the act. 



Frederick Schmidt, who runs a picture show 
on Irving Park boulevard, did not open the 
doors of his picture house on the Glorious 
Fourth. But his saloon next door seemed to 
be unusually attractive, for men in twos and 
fours, eights and tens went in and did not 
come out Detectives on the opposite side of 
the street began to watch to see the sides of 
the house begin to bulge. By and by, one of 
the detectives went In the rear of the picture 
house and dropped over a high fence. He 
went plump Into a crowd of 200 men, who 
were there to see a fistic battle between local 
white hopes. He managed to remain for a 
few moments and then announced that the 
gang was pinched. The crowd began to 
scramble, and when the tussle was over the 
fence was flat In places and "Pug" Glay, one 
of the fighters, was the only one In the hands 
of the law. He had been caught by his fight- 
ing belt and was hauled away in ignominy to 
the police station. 

COHAN'S (Harry Ridings, mgr.).— "Whirl 
of the World' 1 still a magnet for big crowds. 

COMEDY (Frank O. Peers, mgr.).— "The 
Elopers," a gay musical affair Jogging along 
nicely. 

GARRICK (John J. Oarrlty, mgr.).— "Peg 
O' My Heart," with Peggy O'Neill In name 
part, drawing good houses. 

ILLINOIS (Will J. Davis, Jr., mgr.).— 
Pictures. 

LA SALLE (Joseph Btansky, mgr.). — Pic- 
tures. 

ORCHESTRA HALL (Lubllner & Trinz, 
mgrs. ) . — Pictures. 

PALACE (Harry Singer, mgr.).— Pictures. 

POWER'S (Harry J. Powers, mgr.).— "Dad- 
dy Long-Legs," stlH keeping up good gait. 

8TUDEBAKER (Sam Lederer, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 



MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Olover, mgr. ; agent. 
Orpheum). — Two headllners, but neither one 
scored as well as two others that had their 
names In small type in programs and the news 
columns. Lillian Shaw was the bona fide 
headllner, and Adgle's Lions were on for the 
sensational top-notch place. But Matthews 
and Shayne, on In fourth place, came In for 
applause honors, and Edmond Hayes and Co., 
In seventh place, took away the laughing 
prizes. The bill started off briskly and bright- 
ly, but got slow around the middle stretch, 
only to pick up again in spots before the clos- 
ing. Chester Kingston, who Is called a 
Chinese puzzle. Is all of that and some more. 
This boneless wonder emerges from a small 
box to twist and turn for some moments in a 
most astonishing manner. He ties himself 
in all kinds of hart knots, wriggles out of all 
sorts of tight places, finally to dump himself 
back Into his little green box as the curtain 
falls. For this, the performer got three good 
substantial curtains Monday night, and he de- 
served every one of them. Joe Whitehead 
hopped on next with bis "squirrel food." Joe 
Is always welcome, and his audience came up 
to him with a good hand as he scampered on. 
He has a new wheeze or two, puts the old ones 
over with sure fire, making a good Impression 
from gag to dance and back again. He was 
ably assisted by Charles Fisher in the orches- 
tra pit. He won many a good laugh with his 
antics. Ernette Asorla, assisted by Miss 
Ellante and Chevalier De Mah, danced. They 
offered society dances, which were new. as to 
some steps, and then got right down to busi- 
ness in cyclonic numbers that would make a 
Kansas tornado green with envy In no time 
at all. The trio danced, tumbled and cart- 
wheeled all over the stage. For a time It 
looked as though De Mar was about to do a 
skirt dance with a woman on each end, for 
he whirled them around In their pink Bklrts 
much after the fashion of the drapery dancers 
of other days. Applause greeted the big stunts. 
Then come Chinese music and the curtain 
went up on "Dreamland." the little fantasv 
bv Hob Matthews In whlrh he. Al Shnvne and 
others appear. The offering has been 
Improved since Inst seen here In sev- 
eral respects. The players seem surer of 
themselves, and the mechanism of the plere 
goes better. Abe Jambs also saw that t.h*» 
changes were made swifllv. Matthews had 
the close attention of the whole audience with 
his opening song and from that time on. the 
house was Intent on the proceedings. Shnvne 
got ft good manv laughs, and the dance done 
by Clare Antoinette Fir-hade In the crsiler 
scene, came In for npplausc. Miss Schnde does 
the Anltra dance from the "Peer dynt'" suite 
by (Trel*. Put the chief charm of the :i«-t N 
Its wilfulness, a charm that is orovi 1 ' ••<! »>v 
Matthews In his character of "Dopev In 

this, the pltiver slmws himself more tli.m :■ 
vaudeville actor, ami ihe time will < inn. imi 
far distant, when he will he seen In inu ii m<«?-.- 
ambitious surroiim'lnns. or this reviewer 
misses a ruess. Tho net took five eennlne 
curtain calls. The Kramers, gymnast", were 
on next, where they cleaned up, hut their 




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work put a sort of period to things, and it 
took Horace Wright and Rene Dietrich some 
time to ge the audience out of the idea that 
the show was not over. The operatic and 
popular melodies offered by these two were 
well sung throughout. Edmond Hayes and his 
company in "The Piano Movers" got more 
laughs than any others in the entertainment. 
Hayes plays the thing along sure lines, and 
every move was a sure winner. Lillian Shaw 
had to come right on In the wake of all this 
laughter, and she did not have a very easy 
time. Her character songs were delivered In 
her usual style. Her best work was in Italian 
character, although her closing number as a 
slattern wife with a crying baby was vivid. 
Adgle and her ten lions bad closing spot. 
This act came into big notice recently when 
one of the beasts killed and partly ate one of 
the keepers. For this reason the act has 
Interest, for the morbid, at least. It held 
the people In their seats for the final curtain 
Monday night, and It was a hot night, at that. 
Attendance rather light. Reed. 

McVlCKER'S (J. O. Burch. mgr.; J. L. & 
S.).— Bob Hall had things Just about all his 
own way Monday afternoon, and there were 
several rivals at that. He walked on in his 
usual nonchalant manner, and soon had girls 
giggling all over the house, while strong men 
smiled now and then, and even guffawed a 
few. And as for the small children, they 
simply grew gleeful and remained that way so 
long as the Improvlsatore remained In view. 
Hob Hall has a way of his own. He has a 
style of rhyming all his own, too. and it 
would not pass muster In a school of English 
literature, although It might get over In the 
school of popular song writing. He takes his 
audience, the arts on the bill with him. and 
other subjects Hnd uses them for subjects for 
a sort of sing song verse, thnt rhymes every 
now and then like the stuff that Walt Mason 
writes for certain newspapers. Now and then 
the verses have a little whlpcrark on the end. 
and comedy creeps In also. Anyway. It gets 
over, gets the applause, and Hob Is head- 
lining fhe bill, so let the carping critics rave 
and the Icaloua actors sneer. Right after Mr. 
Hall had displayed his heroism by treading 
among the pitfalls of literature, Ce Dora whs 
announced This young woman, rather shapely 
too. and good looking, was there to defy death 



In a golden globe. Two young men. In white, 
entered the latticed globe and rode bicycles 
with a geat deal of avidity and some Intre- 
pidity. Ce Dora then entered the cage with 
her snorting motorcycle, as fierce in aapeet 
and noise as any lion of the Jungle. Astride 
this monster she rode about the enclosure at 
a terrific rate of speed, finally looping the 
globe about a dozen times with her manager 
or husband or some one standing Inside as 
she darted around. It was a nofsy act and 
showy, and there Is no doubt at all but that 
It takes grit, a rather quick eye and some 
nerve to perform the trick. Lang and Coul- 
ter, two who do blackface, won much laugh- 
ter. They strolled on carelessly, told a few 
yarns, cracked a few Jokes and closed with a 
mock boxing contest with dancing features 
that made a big hit with the audience. The 
fellows had to respond to an encore they got 
over so well. Webb's seals, familiar to Chi- 
cago, offered a new trick or two and got ap- 
plauce throughout the act. Walter McCul- 
lough (New Acts) got over nicely In a little 
farce, and Williams and Culver talked and 
sang and ran a close race with Lang and 
Coulter for laughing honors. Lone Burt Mur- 
phy, who dances with golden shoes, has some 
good steps and delivers them neatly, while the 
Throe Livingstons, who do bar work, put over 
comedy of a rough sort, which gets them the 
required laughs. The animated song picture 
was "Going Up Head." a school ditty, prettily 
pictured. The third Installment of the feature 
Aim, "The Million Dollar Mystery," attracted 
fully SB much attention as an act. The audi- 
ence was rather slim, as the heat bore down 
prettily heavily. Reed 

OREAT NORTHERN HIP. (Fred Eberts. 
mgr.; agent, Earl J. Cox). -Day shift opened 
with Eleanor Wynn and her white hose. Act 
Is pretty and got a little patter of applauae 
as It proceeded. A skirt dance done on the 
hack of the horse is nest and unusual Act 
ends rather tamely. Elklns, Fay and Elklns 
have some minstrel stuff, but they border on 
the rough and ready rathskeller Idea. One 
plays the piano and two dance, and all sing. 
Act closes with some nut tambourine stuff 
that Is lively and full of dash. One of the 
men works so hard with the "tarns" he has 
to wear knee pads to keep from wearing his 
trousers and knee caps out. Cornell and Wll- 




my son "THE WAGES OF SIN" is death 

A 3-reel feature, teaching a moral lesson 

from the Uvea of 
•lark Rose, Sam Scheppe and Harry Vallon. 
Featured at Hammersteln'e Theater, New 
York, for one weak. 

State Sights ||Unln.a» Mailon Pletnre Oa., baa, 
~~ 1M Wee* 40tk •*.. N. T. O. 




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IN/IF*. JOS. IVI. SCHENCK 



JACK 



PRINCETON 



YALE 



AGNES 



IN "GOO IVIIL-E 

Booked Solid 40 Weeks. Loew's Eastern-Western Circuit. 
Australia, South Africa, East India, London to follow. 



9f 



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bur are two acrobat*, who know bow to do 
things. They have some comedy, which is 
legitimate, inasmuch as it is performed with 
feats that are really astonishing. The men 
are in bright new costumes and their work is 
rant and furious. A running jump over 
chairs to a table landing on hands, is done 
by the larger of the two with ens*. Standing 
somersaults on one foot, done by the smaller 
one puts him into the big applause class. 
Unusual finish. Danny Simmons was some- 
what of a flivver. He tried hard to sing his 
way into the good graces of his audience but 
failed. Then he tried dancing, and it was 
only when he daubed on in the gwUe of Teddy 
Roosevelt that In got my sort of applause At 
all. He depends upon uostusse for a good part 
of his comedy, and expects people to laagh 
at the seat of his trousers. That sort of 
comedy may he all right in the sticks, but It 
is passe in Chicago in this century 'to Old 
New York," a sketch, found its way on this 
stage, and bit the mark pretty well. It is 
well acted and has considerable heart interest. 
Sketches are not often seen on this stage, but 
once in awhile they are welcome. Vera Ber- 
liner, a viollniste, who clalne Chicago as her 
home, was on next to eleeing for some excel- 
lent work. Miss Berliner has grace, technlc 
and good taste. She looks well and her bow- 
ing and phrasing, from a technical standpoint, 
are both good. Her selections comprised a 
potpourri of numeroun melodies familiar, but 
not trifling ; a fantasie on "Faust" airs, and 
"The Last of Summer" In a spot. The act 
went very well In a good spot, Just prefacing 
the Aerial Lloyds, who do some excellent 
work in the air, make a fine closing number. 
On the night shift the Metropolitan quartet 
In "In a Persian Garden" (New Acts) had its 
first hearing. Reed. 



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KM PRESS. -Very good show. Frank Mnr- 
rell, favorite; Marie Stoddard, did very well; 
John T. Doyle and Co.. In beet playlet seen 
here this season and scored heavily ; Tor- 
relll'n Comedy Circus, pleased in closing po- 
sition ; Sheck. D'Arvllle and Dutton did 
nicely, opening ; Musical Lassies, well re- 
ceived ; Dlehl and Carson, added, won ap- 
plause. 

ORPHBIIM.— "Beruty Is Only Skin Deep." 
liked ; Yvette, went bin ; Kramer and Morton 
were assigned the "losing spot and registered 
In spite of some well worn fcags which could 
be eliminated ; Charles Yule, Ferd Munler and 
Co. pleased; Henry Lewis (holdover) dupli- 
cated last week's hit. DorlB Wilson and Co.. 
Gardiner Trio and "Wronged From the Start." 
all retained from last week, did fairly well. 

PANTAOKS. - Show below the average; 
"Corps de Ballet," disappointing In closing 
position ; Daisy Harcourt, well received ; 
Clarke Burroughs and Co.. some laughs regis- 
tered with farcical offering; Salt Bush Bill, 
not appreciated In opening spot ; Mae Erwood 
and Co.. offered a weak sketch ; Davis had 
a new Idea which did not take very well ; 
the Bell Trio, vocal combination, well liked. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran. mgr.). Nat C. 
Goodwin In "Never Say Die" (second week ) . 

COLUMBIA (Gottlob. Marx Co.. mgrs). 
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GAIETY (Tom O'Day, ragr.).— Pictures. 

TIVOLI (Turner & Dahnken, mgrs.). — 
Pictures. 

WIGWAM (Jos. Hauer, mgr. ; agent, 
Levey). — Magee Co. and vaudeville. 

PRINCESS (Hert Levey, lessee and mgr.; 
agent, Levey). -Pop vaudeville. 

REPUBLIC (Ward Morris, mgr. ; agent. 
W. S. V. A). -Pop vaudeville. 

Vera Stanley opened at th»> Portola-Louvre 
this week. 



Silas Chrlstofferson, the San Francisco 
aviator, added to his string of conquests July 
2 by topping the White Mountains. Chrls- 
tofferson rose to an altitude of 10,()00 feet. 



"Sons of Spain," by Sidney Coe Howard, 
a play In which fairy Ideals are combined 
with melodrama, was presented for the first 
time at Carmel's outdoor theatre last Thurs- 
day night. 



Scheduled for an «»arly production at the 
Alcazar Is •■Officer 0t$fl." 



Dale Wilson has left for Salt Lake City, 
where she opens at the Louvre. 



RehearsalH are bclni? held for the produc- 
tion of '"ShakuntalH." In the Hearst (Ireek 
theatre July 18. 

It is rumored the Orphcum theater here will 
close for a couple of weeks this summer for 
renovating purposes. 



"The Love Chase," a musical "tab" with 
Guy Woodward and Harry Cleveland, which 
opened at the local Pantages two weeks ago, 
closed the brief tour with the Oakland en- 
gagement last week. 

Nat C. Goodwin was selected to inaugurate 
the construction of Toyland, Thompsons 14- 
aere concession. He drove two golden nails 
with a golden hammer Into a timber. "I real- 
ly hate to appear In the role of a knocker, 
and I think this honor should have been con- 
ferred on Wilton Lackaye," said the come- 
dian, as Thompson passed him the hammer. 



Sol. Ijesser. president and general manager 
of the Golden Gate Film Exchange, left for 
New York July 7. 

"Fine Feathers" will hv one of the plays 
produced *t>y the All-Star Players during their 
season at the Columbia. 

Jim Post Is spending the summer at his 
home In San Jose. He will organize a new 
musical comedy company In September. 



Kolb and Dill, at present reported to be 
forming a picture company, recently declined 
an offer of $1.7."iO made by Sid Grauman for 
one week at the Empress. 



Sam Merger, clothing merchant and former 
Gaiety theatre manager, was the victim of 
an Impostor last week, who successfully Im- 
personated Henry Lewis, the Orpheum act, 
and purchased a suit at the Merger establish- 
ment amounting to $l. r », paying for same with 
a "phony" check that carried the forged name 
of F. M. Henderson of the Orpheum circuit, 
and called for $."><), receiving the difference In 
Merger's good money. 

At the request of the Musicians' I'nlon of 
San Francisco, the San Jose Labor Council 
has declared "unfnlr" the celebration of the 
Native Sons of the Golden West that was 
held July :{-.'.. This action was taken because 
of the alleged violation on the part of the 



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N. S. G. W. baadu of Alameda county of the 
agreement not to encroach upon the earning 
capacity of the Musicians' Union. An active 
boycott was wagtd against the celebration. 

Work on the big concessions on the Zoae of 
the Exposition Is humming along sseflrilj and 
many of the smaller concessions are setting 
squared away for a rush season of building. 
The Carousel les, a sort of super-merry-go- 
round, the Old Red Mill the Scenic Railways, 
Creation and the Grand Caynon lead In the 
construction race. A large section of the main 
avenue of the Zone has been asphalted and 
the entire street will be as smooth as a billiard 
table. The Grand Canyon is working out a 
marvelous reproduction of the Grand Oanyon 
of Arizona, the Santa Fe Railroad being the 
concessionaire. The Union Pacific Railroad 
has well under way an impressive reproduction 
of Yellowstone Park. Within a few weeks 
Fred Thompson's Toyland will begin to take 
shape. Since the reorganization of the Toy- 
land company the working plans have been 
completed. Thomas Moore, of the exposition, 
staff, left for London, where he will open of- 
fices for receiving exhibits and for conducting 
a publicity campaign throughout Great Bri- 
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ATLANTA. 

By R. H. MeCAW. 

FORSYTH (Hugh Cardoza, mgr.; agent, U 
M. O.).— Sam btrnard, Jr., good; Willa Holt 
Wakefield, usual success ; Ford & Hewitt, fair ; 
Clark & McCullough, small time ; Eddie Mar- 
tine, novelty ; Nat Nazzarro Troupe, good ; 
Monty & Dot, laughs. 

BIJOU (Jake Wells, mgr.).— Jewell Kelley 
Stock; "St. Elmo"; business slumping. 

GRAND (Jake Wells, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.).— "Seven Days," film; fair houses. 

Hugh Oliver Is at the Alamo No. 2. 

The Strand, Atlanta's largest movie house, 
Is ready to open. 

Alice Wallace and Mary Allen, of New Or- 
leans, who say they are "tab" actresses, are 
under arrest here for wearing male garb on 
the streets. They plead they did It on a 
wager. 



Hugh Cardoza, veteran manager of the For- 
syth, Is planning his first vacation In 14 years. 
The Forsyth is a year-round house and Car- 
doza never Is off the Job. He will visit his old 
home In Richmond, and spend a few days on 
Mroadway. 



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Nyi tray's four-act comedy, taken from the 
book by Charles Sherman. "He Comes Up 
Smlllnc." 

KEITH'S (C. G. Anderson. mgr.).-C»us Ed- 
wards and "Matinee Girls," not enhancing 



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Edwards' reputation. Looks as If Gus had 
come a cropper with this latest revue. The 
bill outside of it is up to the standard. Mor- 
ris ('renin, over well • Alexander and Scott, 
pleased ; Dudley and Loraine, big ; Williams 
and Wolfus, hit of bill ; Six American Dan- 
cers, big ; Claude Golden, best card manipu- 
lator seen here. Nelson and Nelson, open 
show. 

NIXON (Harry Brown, mgr. ). — Pictures. 
A. H. Woods, "Under Cover." week July 27. 

GARDEN OP DANCES (W. L. Godfrey, res. 
mgr.). — The most beautiful dance hall in this 
city opened June 29. Garden looks like a big 
success. Since the opening a change of policy 
has been made. The ten-cent, fee and ten 
cents per couple for each dance have been 
changed to 15 cents admission in the after- 
noon and 25 at night with dancing free. Lo- 
gan and Ott, Josephine Harriman, Almyra 
Sessions, C. E. Griffin and Ralph Hofmeister 
are the dancing features. Steiman's Stanley 
Symphony Orchestra, which opened the Gar- 
den, has been superseded by Europe's negro 
orchestra. 

SAVOY.— Pictures. 

MILLION DOLLAR PIER (Capt. J. L. 
Young, mgr.). — Hippodrome. Thompson's 
High School Horses, pleased ; Seven Castal- 
luci's in a musical act went nicely ; De Renzo 
and La Due pole act, scored ; Daly Brothers, 
good ; Charles Johnstone, bicycle sensation. 



Joe Hotziz and his minstrels are playing 
at the Million Dollar Pier. The minstrels In- 
clude Charles Boyden and Will Lawrence. 



Louis W. Cllne bag been retained as press 
representative of the Garden of Dances. Cllne 
also acts In a like capacity for Keith's Thea- 
tre, which adjoins the Garden and is tud 
by an affiliated company. 

The L'Alglon restaurant management of 
Philadelphia will open & restaurant in the 
new building at the end of the Garden Pier 
July 15. Whether a license for the sale of 
liquors for this latest over-the-sea restaurant 
will be granted Is a matter of conjecture, as 
no place outside the Boardwalk Is at present 
possessed of the necessary permission. Ah 
this pier property has never been deeded over 
to the city, It is claimed a license can be 
granted. The city commissioners refuse to 
commit themselves as yet. 



The resort enjoyed the greatest Fourth of 
July In its history. The rain of Sunday, 
however, caused a loss of many thousands 
of dollars to the bath house barons. 



Mrs. Ralph Herz is dancing with H. G. 
Margraff at the Alamac Pier Casino. 



Business is booming at Keith's. Capacity 
houses have been the rule at the evening 
performances of late. Matinee attendance has 
also picked up. 



Sidney Seidctunan has been named by Man- 
ager Fred. C. Sehanberger, of the Maryland 
theatre, as leader of the orchestra for that 
, playhouse next season. The new leader, to- 
gether with his brother, gave orchestral se- 
lections during the intermissions at the theatre 
last season. The musical force will be in- 
creased this year, so that this will be the 
largest permament theatre orchestra in the 
city. 

An ordinance to forbid theatre and other 
billboards in certain residential and other sec- 
tions, and, where allowed, that the boards be 
taxed by the city, will be submitted to the 
City Council in the fall by the City Wide Con- 
gress. The bill was suggested by the com- 
mitee of billboards at the annual meeting of 
that body last week. The report created no 
little discussion and was finally adopted. 

Plains for a general overhauling of nearly 
every playhouse In this city have been made 
for the coming season. Three new theatres 
will be In the field next season for patronage, 
the Hippodrome, now building on Eutaw street, 
near Baltimore, which will have vaudeville ; 
the Palace (the old Empire), which will pre- 
sent high-class burlesque, and the Club the- 
atre (Light and German streets), where bur- 
lesque, in opposition to that to be provided at 
the Palace and Gayety, will be featured. Ford's 
Opera House and the Auditorium will remain 
open the rest of the summer, the former with 
pictures and the latter with stock. The opera 
house will open Sept. 7 with a big musical 
comedv as the attraction, to be followed by a 
new play produced by David Melasco. 

BUFFALO. 

By <i. K. KUDOLPII. 

liuffalo, self-styled the Queen City, has been 
the mecca for thousands of visitors during the 
past month, and the theatres have materially 
profited. 

SHEAS (Henry J. Carr, mgr.; II. II. O.).- 
Elizabeth Murray, won instant ravor ; The Can- 
tllllans, applauded throughout; Toots I'apka, 
easily pleased ; Walter Lewis with Florence 
Hurnsmore A Co., in clever comedy ; The 
Kuma, merit ; Halllgan A Sykes, got over well ; 
Stepp, Goodrich A King, good ; Herbert Dyer 
A Peter Alvln. clever. 

TECK (John R. Olsher, mgr.). Pictures. 

OLYMPIC (Bruce Fowler, mgr.). Moffat A 
Loraine Co., headlined ; Four MacKlos, 
pleased; Valle, musical; Fred Clinton A 
Horrie Sisters, big hit. 

AMHERST (Sol Swerdloff, mgr.; agents, 
McMahon & Dee). - Sadie Lee, fair; Lola De 
Winters, pleased ; Frank Ricardo, good. 

PLAZA (Slotkln, Rosing A Michaels, mgrs. ; 
agents, McMahon A Dee). — 0-8, Three Hardt's, 
excellent ; Van Hohendahls Animals, good nov- 
elty ; Brown & Nevlns, hit. 



Jake Isaac, former resident manager of 
Keith's, is at the head of Woods' production 
of "He Comes Up Smiling." 



BALTIMORE. 

BY J. B. DOOLBY. 

VICTORIA (Pearce A Scheck, mgrs. ; agent. 
N-N.). Klein, Abe and Nicholson, original 
comedy ; May Sheldon and the Kemp Sisters, 
delightful ; Ballerlni. daring ; Schulman Broth- 
ers, make good ; Collins and Ward, score. 

NEW (George Schneider, mgr.; agent. Ind.). 
— Jessie Sutherland, pretty and shapely ; 
Kelly Subers and Co., real funny ; Melody 
Trio, do well ; Cardownle Sisters, graceful ; 
Fields and Hanson, fair; Lester and Edwins, 
pleasing. 

FORD'S O. H. (Charles E. Ford, mgr.). 
Pictures. Not much interest. 

AUDITORIUM' (Wedgwood Noweli. mgr.). 
Poll Players "In the Bishop's Carriage," 
Played with not a little skill and spirit. Grace 
Huff, William Desmond, Roy Gordon and A. 
S. Byron do best work. Business little better 
than lair. 



Kobhlns" Wild West Show Is giving perform- 
ances at Owynn Oak Park this week. Vaude- 
ville In the outdoor theatre at the park this 
week Includes Louise Wright. Walter La Mar 
and Vogel nnd Miller. 



Continuing to appear at the Suburban this 
week are the De Hello Trio. Rita Saroli and 
I lene Gale. 



Falling from a broncho which he was riding 
last Friday night, Late Newman, of Olathy. 
Kansas, traveling with the 101 Ranch Wild 
West show, narrowly escaped serious Injury. 
The accident happened Just as Lewman. with 
a numbe;- of other broncho "busters" entered 
the arena for their performance at the Eastern 
avenu«- grounds. He w;is badly brulsod about 
the body. 

Plans are under way for the transformation 
of the rnthskeller under the Maryland theatre 
Into a "Mallet de Dance." a line mnple floor 
to rw provided for those who enjoy tin- latest 
steps 



The Star closed Its summer season of stock 
4th, and will reopen with usual high class pro- 
ductions about Aug. 15. 



O. M. Bowers has taken charge of the 
Griffin office in this city. 

Among vaudevllllans spending their vaca- 
tions in this city are Pete Baker, Dlkens and 
Floyd, Dean and Hamilton. Mob Albert, Jules 
Jacobs. Fred Reeb and Natalie and Ferarrl. 



CINCINNATI. 

By HARRY MARTIN. 

KEITHS (John Royal, mgr.; V. B. O.L - 
Jack Dresdner ; Ward Sisters; Great Deodeta ; 
Petrle and Bud ; Werdln and Guerln Ward, 
Mell and Ward. 

CHESTER PARK (I. M. Martin, mgr.).— 
Rouble Sims ; Fields and La Adella ; Four 
Kalchl Troupe ; Newell and Most ; Kohl Com- 
edy Circus. 

ZOO IW. P. Whltlo.k. mgr). Viola Foote, 
Cincinnati soprano, now singing with Cin- 
cinnati Summer Orchestra. 

CONEY ISLAND (A. L. Rlesenberger, 
mgr.). Moegllngs dancing at club house. 
Vaudeville. 

LAGOON (Arthur W liber, mgr). Three 
i absirets. Vaudeville. 

Several exhibitors have already signed the 
new scale for picture operators, effective Aug. 
1. Operators who start work at !) a. m. are 
to get .*'» additional a week ; those starting at 
noon $1 and 7 p. m.. $1.."iO. 

.lames Carraglen, who came here from St. 
Ix>uls recently, and was touted as a Captain of 
the moving picture industry. Is still dodging 
the police. 

lean Jones, llf»- saver at Chester Park, lias 
invented a rope and pulley apparatus for 
teaching persons to swim. 

Charles Muscroft. Chester Park cabaret 
winger, fell and broke his right ankle during 
,i ball game between cabaret- rs and other 
park employees. 

■ )ne of the largest movie theatres in this vl- 
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CLEVELAND. 

By <JLtl>U 10. BIXIOTT. 

COLONIAL (Robert McLaughlin, mgr.).— 
"Madam X," with May Buckley in the title 
role, is drawing packed houses. Production 
good. 

HIPPODROME (Harry E. Daniles, mgr.).— 
The bill this week falls Just a little short of 
last week's In quality, it's hard to pick a 
headllner. Lamb's Munlkins are billed as 
such. It Is an act that delights the children. 
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eus, refreshing ; Hennlngs, Lewis & Co., talk 
and fun ; Theodore Bamberg, shadowgraph ex- 
pert; Mack ft Irwin, songBters with new ma- 
terial ; Isnied, excellent talent ; Barnard, Fin- 
nerty ft Mitchell, musicians who descend from 
classical to ragtime music. 

DUCHESS (Harry Buckley, mgr.).— "Lord 
and Lady Algy," by Edward Ewald and Co. 
Business good. Performance very pleasing.' 

PRISCILLA (Proctor Seas, mgr.). — Not a 
good bill. Baum-Clayton Novelty Co., refresh- 
ing song act; Simpson and Gray, pretty girl 
and funny fellow ; Earl Qerome, clowns pleas- 
ingly ; Irlne, fair voice; Paul ft Leonl, mix- 
ture of fun-making stunts ; Ermanl Stuart, 
fair ; attendance light. 

OPERA HOUSE (George Gardiner, mgr.).— 
Pictures. Business good. 

MILES (Charles Dempsey, mgr.). — Travelet. 
Business good. 



The Prlscllla management changed its mind 
about closing Saturday night and decided to 
continue pop vaudeville. 



Luella Montague of the Edward Ewald Stock 
at the Duchess, came from the College theatre 
stock In Chicago. She played the part of Mrs. 
Pemberton in the original American company 
of "The Blindness of Virtue." 



Charles Dempsey, of Minneapolis, has suc- 
ceeded Frank Raymond as manager of the 
Miles, Cleveland. 

"Corny," press agent for the Miles, Is going 
to spend his vacation in the Adlrondacks. 

Fifteen new moving picture houses will be 
opened before Sept. 1. 

DETROIT. 

By JACOB SMITH. 

TEMPLE (C. Q. Williams, mgr.; U. B. O. ; 
Reh. Mon. 10).— "Minnie," elephant; Mc- 
Waters ft Tyson, hit; J. C. Nugent, humor- 
ous ; The Peers, opened ; Georgette, fair ; Ar- 
nold & Ethel Grazer, excellent ; Joe and Lew 
Cooper, very good ; The Woods- Woods Trio, 
good. 

MILES (C. W. Porter, mgr. ; T. B. C. ; Reh. 
Mon. 10).— Lily Irvine, novel; Kenneth & 
Lacey, Interesting- Don Burroughs, local; Mr. 
and Mrs. Cappelann, pleased ; Nello, good 
Juggler ; Six Amos, good. 

PALACE (C. A. Hoffman, mgr. ; agent, Earl 
Cox). — Kawanla Japs, very good; Mazie Fo- 
garty, pleased ; Duffy Nichols & Co., sketch ; 
Ireland & Catto, very good; Great Lewis 
Family, very good ; John Hlgglns, novelty ; 
Carrie Starr, pleased ; Miller, Pucker & Selz. 
very good ; Frankennl Bros., good musicians ; 
Famous Willhat Troupe, excellent. 

FAMILY (J. H. McCarron. mgr.; agent, 
V. B. O.).— Curtis & Levan, fair : Rounds 



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FOR RENT Lyceum theatre 

■ »»■■« ■ CINCINNATI 



situated in the very heart of Cincinnati, Fifth Street and Central Avenue. 

Cincinnati is one of the very best show towns in America, to those 
who know how to run it; this theatre will scat 1500 people; is fully equip- 
ped in every detail and can be opened in a few hours' notice; you do not 
have to spend one cent for repairs. 

No restrictions of any kind ; can play any" attractions. The reason I 
want to rent this theatre is that I have made all the money 1 need and 
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Orchestra, excellent; Harry Rose, good; 
H'Alhene & Co.. very Rood: Minnie Harrison. 
Kood ; Dave Wellington, excellent; Barrett & 
.Tayne. good ; Crollus & Co., hit. 

COLUMBIA (T. I). Moule. mgr.; agent. 
Sun). (Jorman & Mack, fair; Daniel Leigh- 
ton & Co.. good ; Sherwood-IIallett-Frlllman. 
big; Miller K- Tempest, clever; Challls & 
Challls. good dancers; Al Ward & Co.. fair; 
Lyons & Saaes. mat ; Stains Comedy Circus. 
big. 

GARRICK (Richard H. Lawi.nce, mgr.). - 
First week of Honstelle stock. 'Morals of 
Marcus." Opened to capacity. Manager Law- 
rence states that prnctlcnlly every seat is 
sold for the matinees i, v «niisi-i jpiiuns Slock 



company will remain until opening of regular 
season. 

LYCEUM (A. R. Warner, mgr.).— Holden 
Players In "Three Weeks." 

AVENUE (Frank Drew. mgr.).— "The 
White Slave Trader." House goes to pic- 
tures July \:\. Will open with stock again 
!:■ August. 

OAYKTY (.lames Rhodes, mgr.). Singers' 
Stock Rurlcsfiue. 

CADILLAC (Saiu LeVey. mgr.). Stork 
Hurlesquo with Clioceeta. 



Harry Olynn Is at the Cafe Frontenac. 
The Edelweiss Caf.- baH < dosed Its main 



dining room for the summer. Will reopen 
in September with cabaret. 

James Rhodes, former manager of the Em- 
pire, Albany, succeeds William Roche at the 
Gayety, Detroit 



Avenue opens August 23 with the same 
stock company in the "Hearts of the Bloc 
Ridge." 



Sophie Lyons Burke, of Detroit, noted 
throughout the country as "crime queen." 
says she has accepted a contract to apnear in 
vaudeville for 40 weeks and tell her story 
of "Why crime does not pay." 

Harry P. Williamson will manage the new 
Orpheum, while Max Faetkenhauer will man- 
age the Washington when it reopens with 
stock some time in August. 



INDIANAPOLIS. 

BY C. J. CALLAHAN. 

ENGLISH'S (H. K. Burton, mgr.).— Mona- 
han's Roller Skating, ordinary routine ; Defur 
ft Estes, girl and bulldog, are clever ; Bud a 
Nellie Helm, good entertainers ; McConnell 
& Austin, scored. 

LYRIC (H. K. Burton, mgr.).— Wilton SU- 
ters, opening the show ; they were the hit of 
the bill. Will J. Coleman, scored ; Benito 
Kaitz. some musician ; 3 Kratons, clever work. 

FAMILY (C. Harmon, mgr.; agent, Sun).— 
4 Juvenile Kings ; Ramsey ft Arnold ; Kaeff- 
man ft Lillian; Wagner A Dlggs. 

Phil Brown, manager of the Lyceum, li 
on a month's vacation. 



KANSAS CITY. 

By R. M. CROUSU. 

EMPRESS (Dan McCoy, mgr.).— Art Oil- 
more and Co. ; Parisian Harmony Girls : Al 
Herman ; Click ft Dale ; DeVoy ft Dayton ; 
Ryan Bros. 

ELECTRIC PARK (Sam Benjamin, mgr.). 
— Pryor's Band. 

FAIRMOUNT PARK (W. F. Smith, mgr.). 
— Free vaudeville. 



The Meta Miller stock company closed at 
the Auditorium July 4. The first season was 
successful and the company will resume early 
in the fall. 



Macon County, Mo., has passed a law im- 
posing a license of $25 upon all tent shows 
in that county. 

George LaVette is making arrangements 
here to take out a show under his own name 
soon. 



The Hap Ward Musical Comedy Co. will 
open an indefinite engagement at Muskogee, 
Okla.. this week. 



The alrdome at Falls City, Neb., has been 
opened under the management of A. D. 
Tlnsley. 



Eddie DeNoyer purchased the Ernest Har- 
rington tent show last week and will organize 
a musical comedy troupe at once. 

Harry Jackson closed with the Hal Plumb 
company at Blue Rapids, Kan., last week. 

Clyde Armstrong and wife Joined the Marie 
Nellson company at Hamburg, la., recently. 

Cecyl Scott closed with the Wolford Stock 
at Kleffer, Okla., week before last and is 
at her home in Lexington. Mo. 



George Plummer, manager of the Lyric In 
Oklahoma City, has taken over the manage- 
ment of tho Garden alrdom in that city. 

Adams and Adams closed with the Dorothy 
Reeves company at Olathe, Kan., recently and 
have gone to Shenandoah, la. 

The old Epplnger theatre at Burlington, la., 
has been sold to the national guard and will 
be used as an armory, leaving only the New 
theatre playing. 



Grace Fine Joined the Marie Nellsen com- 
pany at Hamburg, la., last week. 

Louis Delame closed with the Ketzler Dra- 
matic Co. last week and has gone to hl« 
homo In Minneapolis. 

Tom Pawley has signed with the Lester 
Lonergan Players at Wooster. Mass. for next 
season. 



Gordon McDowell Joined the O'Neill-George 
Stock at Butler, Mo., recently. 

Charles T. Wllkersons has signed with the 
stock In Joplln, Mo. 



Jack Renson took out another road how 
week before last. 



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Tbe Kansas State Fair at Hutchinson has 
announced its dates as Sept. 12-10. 

Earl Mack closed with the Theresa Martin 
company in Iowa last week and 1h in the 
city. 

The E. L. Paul Wolford Stock closed at 
Kelffer, Okla. 

LOS ANGELES. 

By GUY PRICE. 

MOROSCO — 'The Money Getters," with 
Frances Cameron, Will F. Sloane and Wal- 
ler Lawrence leading, opened Tuesday. 

MAJESTIC. — Agulla, second week. 

BURBANK.— Second week of "Bought and 
Paid For," to big business. 

MASON.— Dark. 

LITTLE. — Constance Craaey opens Thurs- 
day of this week in "Franceses Da Rimini." 

ORPHEUM (Clarence Drown, mgr. ; ant. 
dlpb.).— Week 29. Veleska Suratt, good; Wal- 
ter De Leon and Muggins Davies, warmly re- 
ceived ; Seven Foys (hold-over), hit; Seven 
Colonial Fells, pleasing ; Sterling and Revell, 
food ; James H. Cullen, entertaining ; Harry 
B. Lester (hold-over), good. 

EMPRESS (Dean Worley, mgr.; S. C.).— 
Week 20. Educated Elephants, excellent ; 
Coakley, McBrlde and Mllo, good ; Clem Bev- 
ins and Co., fair ; Hammer and Howland, well 
.ecelved ; Three Newmans, clover. 

PANTAQES (Carl Walker, mgr.; Pantages). 
—"First Law of Nature," strong ; William 
Rath, very good ; Ethel Davis and Co., bright, 
entertaining ; Dotson and Cordon, above aver- 
ave ; Namba Japs, applause. 

HIPPODROME (Lester Fountain, mgr.; 
Western States). — Princess Kalama, very 
good ; Stanta Cruz shadowgraphs, clever ; Jane 
O'Roark and Broderlck O'Farrell, hit; Max 
Fisher, excellent ; Herman and Shirley, very 
good ; Five Bonnets, well received. 

REPUBLIC (Al Watson, mgr.; Levy).— 
"The Candy Ship," good ; "Victim Circum- 
stances," many laughs ; Charles Edenberg, 
good ; Ross and Dale, funny ; "Downward and 
Downward," good; "The New Clerk," fair; 
Adams and Burdlck, very good. 

CENTURY (A. & M. Lowens. mgrs.).— 
Musical comedy and vaudeville. 



Martha Russell, a Los Angeles girl, form- 
erly with the Essanay Picture Company, has 
returned to the speakjng stage. 

Ralph Graves, with "Damaged Goods," will 
Jump from Los Angeles to London. 



Walter De Leon and Muggins Davies are 
getting up a new act called "In Reel Life." 



It took the entire Orpheum stage crew to 
choke the walls of the Foy kid's pet bear dur- 
ing Jim Cullen's monolog. 



MILWAUKEE. 

By P. O. MORGAN. 

CRYSTAL (William Gray. mgr. ; agent. 
T. B. O— "The Power of Office," excellent 
In headline spot; The Mattlmos, fine; Mc- 
Connel & Nlemeyer, good ; Hauley & Hau- 
ler, pleased. 

SHUBERT (Charles C. Newton, mar.).— 
Davidson Stock company in "The Spendthrift" 
to Rood business. 

The Majestic, the only big time vaudeville 
house In the city, will reopen for the season 
•July 27. 

The Davidson Stock company is playing 
this week in the Shubert because of house- 
cleaning at the Davidson and the engage- 
ment of "The Passing Show of 101.T for tin- 
last half of the week, but will move bark 
next Monday. 



MINNEAPOLIS. 

Ily C W. MIIiKS. 

"The Passing Show of 1018," at the Metro- 
politan last week, brought out a star in the 
person of Kitty Doner, who succeeded Laura 
Hamilton while the organization was out on 
the Pacific coast. Aside from Conroy and Le 
Malre, Miss Doner romped away with all the 
honors and put a great deal of ginger Into her 
work which contrasted with the apathy of sev- 
eral of the other featured players. 



SHUBERT (A. 0. Balnbridge, Jr., mgr.).— 
Florence Stone opened a four weeks stock 
^tarring engagement with the Balnbridge play- 
ers in "Years of Discretion." Well presented. 
Miss Stone will do "The Escape," "The Chorus 
Lady" and possibly "The Spendthrift." Her 
husband, Dick Ferris, Is here also, but will 
not at. 




TO THE PROFESSION 



and "Omar, the Tentmaker" scheduled for the 
eurly weeku in September. 



My property is of high standard, 
as the following acts who bought 
from me are ABSOLUTELY satis- 
fied. 



Frankly n Searight 
Princess Indita 
Pearl Stevens 
Katherine DeBarry 
Leona Leslie 



Anna Dixon 
John McMahan 
Harry Jenkins 
Joe Sehriner 



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CNIQl'E (Jack Elliott, mgr.; S.-C.).— Week 
J "The Winning Widows," headlinur ; Ar- 
thur Wanzer and Ma^clle Palmer, DUk l)e- 
loris ; Hurton, IIjiii and Cantwell ; "Fun In 
the Baths." 

GRAND (W. V. A.).— Park, Rome and Fran- 
cis, Montambo and Nap, Musical Geralds, Mick 
and Llda Russell. 

METROPOLITAN. Pictures. 



occurrence at the ceremony. It chanced the 
bridegroom was also about to enter the ElkB 
as well an the bonrffe of matrimony. On the 
fateful day he had In bin pocket the marriage 
liitrise, duly signed and sealed. Hut he also 
bad his application for membership In the 
Elks, carefully filled out In every detail. In 
bis haste, when asked for the license, he 
handed the minister tbe Elks' application. It 
almost broko up the wedding party. 



Ortllle Preetorius Is giving interpretative 
dances at Lake Harriet under the direction of 
the park board commissioners. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. SAMTJBL. 

HIPPODROME (Jake Miller, mgr.).— Vau- 
deville. 

MAJESTIC (John L. Lenfant, mgr.). — Vau- 
deville. 

SPANISH FORT (M. Sloan, mgr.).— Pao- 
letti's Band and Dansant 

ALAMO (Will Ouerlnger, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. 



It Ib reported Ed Schiller is dickering with 
Klaw & Erlanger In an effort to place Emma 
Bunting at the Crescent for a stock season. 
Miss Hunting opened the Dauphine here last 
season, doing quite well. 

New engagements at the French opera are 
M. Jaume, tenor ; MM. Carrie and Vendella, 
barytones ; M. Kanony, barytone ; Mme. 
Comte. falcon ; Mme. Collert, soprano lyrlque ; 
Mme. Lucas, contralto. 

The future of tho Lafayette theatre Is In 
doubt. A combination of the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit Co. and K. & E. did not prove profitable 
last season. It 1b presumed here that If stock 
is placed at the Crescent popular-priced 
traveling showB will be seen at the Lafayette. 



Rudolph Ramelll, whose plain and fancy 
talos from the theatres Tulane and Crescent 
excited singular and plural comment last sea- 
son, Is doing the legislature for the "States." 
During the final week of last season, an actor, 



Blue 



v 



Harry Callan, first lieutenant of Chief Door 
Keeper Zack Lukens at the Shubert, was mar- 
ried recently, but not without an embarrassing 



Tho Metropolitan probably will open with 
Kiske O'Hnra, with Seven Keys fo Ilaldpato/' 



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28 



VARIETY 



formerly a vaudevillian, wulk<>d into Itawelli's 
office. Space ut the time was easy and Kam 
elll, aware ol ili»' editors' predilection for 
photos, asked: Any cuts?' Notbln' doln. 
bo," replied tbe .u tor. 'Straight salary is 
what weaned me irom the. i wo-a-it;»y 

PHILADELPHIA. 

HI J. J. BIHMUS. 

KEITHS (Harry T. Jordan, mgr. ; agent, l'. 
If. O. ). From the overture Le the last moving 
picture this week's bill is full of snap and 
interest. Every act wax well received and 
eame in for large amount of applause. The 
iiell Family billed as the headllners proved 
themselves worthy of that position on the 
bill. They wore a decided hit Monday after- 
noon and the manner in which they were re- 
ceived shows that our little unpleasantness In 
Mexico has not prejudiced the patrons of 
Keith's against the sons and daughters of the 
southern republic. Another big bit was the 
Alexander kids. These tots have an ease and 
ability away beyond their years, and their 
manner is not of assurance but of poise. Their 
best numbers are the tango and the Russian 
dances that are of the kind expected only of 
older and more experienced performers. The 
show was opened by the Les Jundts, who re- 
ceived an unusually large amount of applause 
for a head balancing act. It Is seldom that 
a woman single can get away with No. 2 spot 
on the bill and be appreciated, but Adelaide 
Booth by accomplished It Monday afternoon 
with ease. Her best number was a "bit" 
called "Heckle at the Movies," where she shows 
that she possesses the ability that makes a 
good comedienne. The Five Sullys were not 
as good as usual, for tbe act dragged along 
in a listless manner at times. Some of the 
lines in the sketch are very ancient and they 
would do well to replace them with some more 
up to date. The dancing of William and Es- 
telle is very good and is the redeeming fea- 
ture in the act. John Hazzard had a number 
of amusing stories he told well. Hazzard 
would improve his act, however, by devoting 
less attention to stories whose point relates to 
the sayings and doings of a souse. The 
Appollo Quartet, composed of four local sin. 
ers, were well received in an act called "Pas- 
toral Frolic." The singing and the setting 
are very good, but the act loses a great deal 
of its true value by the make-up of tbe two 
male members. Their lack of professional ex- 
perience is no doubt the excuse. The Alex- 
ander Kids were next on the bill, and the Bell 
Family followed. Cameron and O'Connor In 
"Hired and Fired" had the house laughing. 
Many new and wlerd vehicles from a bicycle 
to a bed on wheels were shown and ridden in 
the burlesque cycling act by Charlie Ahearn 
Co. They got their usual number of laughs. 

GLOBE (Fred DeBondy, mgr.; agent, IT. B. 
O). — A marked Improvement In the character 
of the show was noticed this week and the re- 
sult was that the house displayed practically 
first enthusiasm Blnce the theatre opened. With 
no especially strong topllncr the bill runs 
along smoothly, most of the acts being of 
equal merit and all getting a nice amount or 
appreciation. One of the cleverest things on 
the bill was "The Merchant Prince," a play- 
let In which Harry Holman and a company of 
two appeared. Many of the lines of this 
sketch have real humor and the audience was 
quick to appreciate the merit of the act. 
Lockett and Waldron scored with their dances. 
The City Comedy Four were well received. 
Emily Gordon and Jack McQowan were one or 
the hits of the show, having a ball game song 
which is a winner. The Two Kldlets had a 
singing and dancing act which was liked. The 
John Troupe gave a good exhibition of feats 
of strength and daring, but their costumes 
lacked attractiveness. The (1 lockers, In a 
water spinning act. opened the show satisfac- 
torlly, and the Three Lorettas did well with 
their musical number. 



The Walton Amusement Co. has been in- 
corporated to operate theatres and moving pic- 
ture houses in Philadelphia. The incorpora- 
tors are Robert A. Ayres. Robert McCoy and 
John P. Burwell. 

The Pennsylvania Hoard of Censors have 
opened new headquarters at Thirteenth and 
Vine streets. In the heart of film row. These 
consist of offices and a projecting room. Forty 
films a day Is the averaRe number passed 
upon. 



Because a special policeman In the Princess 
theatre, a vaudeville house, asked Mrs. Joseph 
Spector to move to the rear with her crvirtK 
baby during a show, her husband leaped upon 
the officer and a panic followed. Spector was 
nrrested and got five days In the county 
prison. 



Wassill Leps opened his annual engagement 
at Willow Orove Park Saturdav with an or- 
chestra of 100 pieces. Henri Scott and Paul 
Volkman were the soloists at the opening con- 
cert. 



PORTLAND, ORE. 



UT F. D. RICH\RDsON. 

TIKILIO (W. T. Pangle. mur.i. William 
Hodse. Business light. 

LYRIC (Dan Flood, mgr.). Stock to poor 
business. 

BAKER (Oeo. L. Baker mgr. ) —Pictures. 

ORPHETM (Frank rofflnberry. mgr. ; 
ngent. V. B. O.). Week *J!» : Claude Rnuf. 
..od : Brett Wood, registered : Hums nnd 
Fulton, applause; Prince Lai Mon Kim. 
"leased mnny ; Llane Carrera K- Co.. ordinary ; 
John and Mae Burke, hit : Corodint's Mi-na- 
gerle. closed. 

PANTAGES (J. A. Johnson, mgr. ; agent. 
Matthews). — Kahnowskl Bros., open: I<cnna 
(Juerney. fair; Los Angeles Ad Club Quar- 
tet, hit: Chas. Kenna. old favorite. Alia 
Zandoff, very good; Comedy Opera Co.. fea- 
ture. 

EMPRESS (H. \V Plesong. mgr : agent. 
S.-C.).- Newport and St Irk. fair: .". Violin 
Beauties, good; Chas. Bacbman & Co., 



scored; Grant Gardner, applause; Oxford 
Trio, held attention in closing spot. 

SPOKANfc. 

II > JAMBS Bj HOICK. 

Al'DlTORIUM (Charles York, mgr. ; agent, 
N. W. T. A. J.- h-l», William Hodge in "The 
Road to Happiness." 

OKl'HEUM (Joseph Muller. mgr. agent, 
S-C). Week Ui, Kosaire & Prevost, comedy 
hit ; Armstrong & Manley, artistic ; Halliday, 
Turner ft Co., went big ; Kitty Flynn, popular ; 
Ma jest lc Musical Four, winner. 

PANTAGES (E. Clarke Walker, mgr.; 
agent, direct). Week US, Bombay Deerfoot, 
clever ; Belle ft Jones, comedy was liked ; 
Charley Uellly & Co., delightful sketch; Olive 
Mrisco, refreshing ; Delmore ft Lee, setting 
handsome, work good. 

SPOKANE (Sain W. U. Conn, mgr.; agent, 
Fisher).— Week 28, first half: La Myrtellc, 
Paleau s .Manikins, Llnd Brothers, Smith ft 
Warnock ; second half : Erol, Pearl Rosenthal, 
I'alean's Manikins. 



In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 
birth of James McConahey, manager of the 
American and Best theatres, 24 friends met at 
dinner In Xatatorlum Park July 1. 



What are said to be the largest steel trusses 
ever used in a building in this city have been 
delivered at the new Lincoln theatre, which 
Is being rushed for an early winter opening. 

The first picture turned out by the Southern 
Sun Film Co., a local concern, was shown two 
days at the Casino. It was a news picture, 
Including three local subjects. 

Lulgl Kipoll has tiled suit in the superior 
court here against Antonio Scarpelll. asking 
#lO,H00 damages. He declares he leased a 
Sprague avenue building to Scarpelll for a 
macaroni factory and a dwelling and thai 
Scarpelll turned It into a movie house, there- 
by damaging the property. 

st.Touis. 

By F. E. ANHBMGER. 

FOREST PARK HIGHLANDS (George Haf- 
ferkamp, mgr.).— Tbe Carlos; Vina Bailey; 
Darrell and Conway ; Boland and White, and 
Jason. Special attractions outBlde are Diving 
Nymphs and Josephine Dunfee. 

EMPRESS (C. P. Helb. mgr.). First half. 
Aldo and Mitchell ; Sayde Pearl : Maud Kim- 
ball and Co. ; Pearl Brothers and Burns ; 
Florenz Trio. Second half, Two Lowes ; Alsey 
Sexton : Bryan. York and Fay ; Ramsey Sis- 
ters ; Reed Brothers. 

PARK.— Grace Van Studdlford and Venita 
Fltzhugh In "Red Feather." 

SUBURBAN. — Joe Howard and Mabel Mc- 
Cane in "Manicure Shop." 

MANNIONS.- Stanley Stock in "Faust." 

NEW GRAND CENTRAL. -Pictures. 

CALIFORNIA GARDEN.— Equlllo. La Fedze 
and St. John ; Leonard and Haley ; pictures. 

PENROSE GARDEN. — Millard Brothers, 
comedy cyclists ; Lenharts. comedians ; McGee 
and Reece, society dancers : pictures. 

AUBERT.— Aubert Musical Comedy Co. 



F. E. Moore's Indian Players began an in- 
definite engagement at Ramona Park Wed- 
nesday In "Hiawatha," the Indian Passion 
.'lay. 



Because they announced they had offers to 
book the play next season and they wanted 
a chance to get it Into good shape, Joseph E. 
Howard and Mabel MeCane at the Suburban 
Park are repeating "The Manicure Shop" 
this week. It Is the story of young girl res- 
cued from Paris apaches and Miss McCanr 
thinks It the best play Howard has written 
thus far for her. 



TORONTO. 



Rt H 4KTI/KV 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. Solmon. mgr). 

The Bonstelle Players were seen to great 
advantage In "The Girl of the Golden West." 

PRINCESS (O. B. Sheppard. mgr). In the 
May French farce. "Never Again With Musi- 
cal Trimmings." Percy Haswell and her com- 
pany highly pleased. 

SHEA'S (J. Shea. mgr.). "The World and 
His Wife" was the offering presented by 
Adele Blood and associates during the week 
and was well received. 

LOEWS YONGE STREET (J. Bernstein 
mgr.; agent, Loew).- Dora Deane ft Co., very 
entertaining; Lawrence Crane ft Co., mystify- 
ing : George Richards & Co.. sketch, diverted ; 
Dave Ferguson, pleased ; Grey and Peters, 
funny ; Ruth Jameson, clever : Daniels and 
Conrad, a hit ; Bernard & Roberts, good. 

SHEA'S HIPPODROME (A. C. McArdle. 
mgr.; agent. I'. B. O.). — McDevltt. Kelly ft 
Lucy. In sketch, a mirth provoker; Bryan. 
Summer ft Co.. went strong; The Parisian 
Trio, pleased ; Mason. Wilbur ft Jordan, 
novel ; Three Dancing Mars, good ; Lorna 
Doone. *-»well received ; Queenle Dunedin, 
dIcrhmI 

BEAVER (W. L. Joy, mgr.; ugent. Griffin). 

Junior ft Co.; Chas. I^ane ; Juanlta Haw- 
leigh ; Carter & Lee ; Allaire; Ellen Harris 

CRYSTAL (C. Robson. mgr.; agent. Griffin). 

Hall ft Menzles : Professor Gralnze : Stew- 
art ft Brown : Frank Lester. 

LA PLAZA (C. Wellman. mgr. : agent. 
Griffin). Blrsley ft Edwards : Sundy Donald- 
son ; Phanto. 

SCARBORO BEACH PARK ( L. Hubbard, 
mgr. ).-- DTrbana's Band; Jordon. Zeni & 
Jordon. 

IIANLANS POINT (L Solman. mgr.). 
Pat Conwny's Hand : Dunbar's Goat Circus. 

Plans have been taken out by the Griffin 
Amusement Co. for extensive alterations to 
the interior of one of their local houses, 
the Majestic which has one of the largest 
capacity of the theatres In town. A hand- 
some new pipe organ will also he installed. 



ADDRESS DEPARTMENT 

Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (July 13) 

The routes or addresses given below are accurate. Players may be listed in this 
department weekly, either at the theatres they are appearing in or at a permanent or 
temporary address (which will be inserted when route is not received) for $5 yearly, or if 
name is in bold type, $10 yearly. All players are eligible to this department. 



4dler * Arttne 001 ■ 176th 8t N T 

Adelaide ft Hughes Palace N Y C 

Alexander Kids Temple Detroit 

Alvares Les Keith's Boston 

Anthony * Boos Variety N T 

Appollo Trio McVlcker's Chicago 

A verso n ft Western Brighton Brighton Beach 



Barnes * Crawford Variety N Y 

Barnold's Dog ft Monkey Variety N Y 

Barnum Duchess Variety N Y 

Big Jim F Bernstein 1402 Bway NYC 

Bimbos The Variety N Y 

Bowers Fred V * Co Variety N T 

Bowers Walters ft Crooker Her Majesty's 

Melbourne Aus 
Brady A Mahoney 750 Lexington Ave Bklyn 
Bronson * Baldwin Variety N Y 
Brooks Wallle Variety Chicago 
Bruce A Calvert Wigwam San Francisco 
Much Brow Kmpress Butte 
Busse Mini" care Cooper 1416 Bway NYC 



Camtneron & O'Connor Henderson's Coney 

Island 
Carlos Bros Fountainc Pk Louisville 
Carus & Kandall Keith's Philadelphia 
Cmrr Not 10 Wellington 8q London Eng 
Carletta M 114 Livingston 8t Bklyn N Y 
Caupolican Chief Brighton Brighton Beach 
Co dom t Riverside Ave Newark 
Charles Four Sohmer Pk Montreal 
Claudius A Scarlet Variety N Y 
Cliff Laddie Orpheum Los Angeles 
Corradlnl F care Tauslg E 14 N Y C 
Coradlni's Animals Orpheum San Francisco 
Cross 6 Josephine Empire London Eng 
Cunningham A Marlon Keith's Boston 



Darrell & Conway Fountaine Pk Louisville 
D'Arrllle Joanette Montreal Indef 
l)e Haven & Nice Palace NYC 
De Felice Carlotta Variety Ban Francisco 
l)e Kong Maldie Pantages Victoria 
l>e Serrls Henrietta Co Temple Detroit 
Oevlne A Williams 17 W Hid St N Y 
Diamond & Brennan Palace N. Y. C 
Dorjteh & Russell McVlcker's Chicago 
Duffy & Lorenz Morrisons Rockway Beach 



An Adapt la Jugglery 

WILFRID DU BOIS 

Playing for W. V. M. A, 



Ebellag Trio tt Hudson PI Robokon N J 

Kgomar Emllle Variety N. Y 
Elisabeth Mary Variety London Eng 
Kmmett Mr £ Mrs Hugh J Crossan r-ysto At 
lantlc City 



Fagnn A Byron care Cooper 1416 Bway N Y 
Ferry Wm (The Frog) Palais d'Ete Brussels 
Belgium 



Fields Teddy Variety N Y 

Frank J Herbert 1618 University Ave N Y f 

Frey Henry 1777 Madison Ave NYC 



Cardiner Trio Orpheum Oakland 

Gardonne Robbie Morrisons Rockaway Beach 

Gibson Hardy Variety N Y 

Godfrey & Henderson Pantages Victoria B C 

Golden Claude Music Hall Brighton Beach 

Gordon Jim A Elgin Girls Variety N Y 

Oreen Ethel Variety N T 

Guerlte Laura Brighton Brighton Beach 

Gygi Ota Variety N Y 



Hag-ana 4 Australian Variety N Y 



LOUISE BILLY 

HAMLIN and MACK 

Care Will Collins, Broadmead House, 
Panton St., London, England. 



Hamilton Jean Variety N Y 

Harrah Great 8747 Osgood St Chicago 

Havtlans The Variety New York 

Hayama 4 Variety N Y 

Hayward Stafford A Co Variety N Y 

Haywards The White Rats N Y 

Hermann Adelaide Hotel Plerrepont NYC 



Idanlas Five Brighton Brighton Beach 
Imhoff Conn A Coreene Variety N Y 
Inge Clara Variety N Y 
Ishlkawa Japs Variety N Y 



Jackson Joe Hammersteins N Y c 
Johnstons Musical Variety London 



of 

Irving— JONES AND JOHNSON— Roy 

Now Playing Loew Time. Pantagee to Follow. 



Ka.jiyama Orpheum Los Angeles 
Kammerer & Howland Empress Salt Lake 
Keenan Frank Co Hendersons Coney Island 
Kenney & Kramer Temple Detroit 
Keullng Edgar Louis Variety N Y 
Klmberly & Mohr Keith's Philadelphia . 
Kingston World Mlndell Orpheum Circuit 
Kirk & Fogarty Keith's Boston 



La Conn* Bessi e eare Bohm 1647 Bway N Y 
Lancton Lucler Co Majestic Chicago 
Leltzel & Jeanette Keith's Philadelphia 
Leonard Bessie 110 Townaend Ave New Haven 

Lockett & Waldron Temple Detroit 
Lopes &. Lopez Sohmer I»k Montreal 



FRANK LE DENT 

JULY 20, COLISEUM, LONDON, ENG. 



KEEP IN SIGHT ! ! 



Have your whereabouts in this 



Address 




artment 



May be changed weekly. 

ONE LINE, $5 YEARLY (52 times). 

Name in bold face type, same space and time, $10. 

Send name and address, permanent, route or where playing, 
with remittance, to VARIETY, New York. 

(If route, permanent address will be inserted during any open time) 



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VARIETY 








INDEPENDENT 



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VAUDEVILLE 



Ths Best Small Tim* in the Far Wast. Steady Consecutive Work for Novelty Feature Acts 

EXECUTIVE OFFICES, ALCAZAR THEATRE BLDG, SAN FRANCISCO 

PLAYING THE BEST IN VAUDEVILLE 

THE WEBSTER VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT 

CHICAGO Suite 2t IN North La Salle St. JENNY WEBSTER, Prop. 

Affiliated with EDWARD J. FISHER, INC., Seattle; BERT LEVY CIRCUIT, San Francisco 

GEORGE H. WEBSTER, General Manager 



Harry RickartY Tivali Theatres, 



LTD., 

AUSTRALIA 
Capital $l,259,00t 



And AFFILIATED CIRCUITS, INDIA and AFRICA. 
Combined Capital, $3,WQ.0©0 



HUGH McINTOSH, Governing Director 

Registered Cable Address: "HUGHMAC," Sydney 

Head Office: TIVOLI THEATRE, SYDNEY— AUSTRALIA 

NEW YORK OFFICES, 312 Strand Theatre Bldg. 



NOTICE. 



PAUL SCHULTZE 

Theatrical, Variety and Circus Agency. 

Established 1882. 

LONDON: 8, St. Martin's Place, W. C, Trafal- 
gar Square. 

BERLIN S. W. 48: 31, Friedrichstrasse. Tele- 
phone 4. 10214. 



S to 7 WEEKS 
Write or Wire 



J. H. ALOZ 



Booking Agency. 
Orpheum Theatre Bldg. 

MONTREAL, P. Q. 



Original "Rathskeller Trio' 
Care VARIETY. London 



Leslie Bert A Co V C C New York 



Blanche Leslie 

PLAYING LOEW CIRCUIT. 



Llttlejohn The Variety N Y 
Lowes Two Variety N Y. 



Manny A Roberts Variety London 
May* * Addis Variety N Y 
Mayo Louise Variety New York 
MeCree Jonle Columbia Theatre Bldg N 
Meredith Sister* SSO W Blst Bt N Y C 
Mlddleton A Spellmeyer Freeport L I 
Morris A Beasley Loew Circuit 
Musette 414 Centra. Pnrk West N Y 



N 

Nestor A Delberg Loew Circuit 
Nlblo * Spenser 363 12th St Bklyn 
Nlehol Sister* car«^ Del mar 146s Bway NYC 
Norton it Nicholson Music Hall Brighton 
Bcuch 



Oakland Will Co Forsyth Atlanta 
Orr A Do Costa Forsyth Atlanta 
Oterlta LaBclle Kast Knd Pk Memphis 
Otto Elizabeth Forest l'k St Louis 



Paull & Hoyne Kimt Kml Pk Memphis 
Prentice Trio McVlrkcr's Chicago 



Reevee BllUe Variety London 
ReUlr CfcarUo Variety San Francisco 
Relsner * Oore Variety N T 
Rsnards t Variety N Y 



W. E. Ritchie ud Co, 

THE ORIGINAL TRAMP CYCLIST 
Casino, Trouville, France. 



Rice Hasel 7000 State St Chicago 
Rlchardlnl Michael 10 Leicester Sq London 
Richmond Dorothy Hotel Wellington N Y 



MAUD 

ROCK and FULTON 



Dt 



la "Th* Reno" 

Gaiety On. 



Reehms Athletic Qlrls Variety Chicago 
Ronalr A Ward Variety N Y 
Rose A Ashton Variety N Y 



S 

Sheaa Al Variety New York 

Smith Cook A Brandon Orpheum Circuit 

Stafford A Stone Echo Farm Naurlet N Y 

Stanton Walter Variety N Y 

St Elmo Cnriottn Variety N Y 

Stevens Leo Variety N Y 



EARL TAYLOR and ETHEL ARNOLD 

Putting Over Songs 

Dir. JAS. B. McKOWEN. 

Chester Park (June 28th) 



Texlco Variety N Y 

"The Pumpkin Girl" 004 Palace Bldg N T C 
The Temptress" Hammerstelns NYC 
•To Save One Girl" Hrlghton Brighton Beach 



RANK 



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GRAHAM and RANDALL 

are AT LIBERTY for BURLESQUE Next Season 

Just closed a successful 10 weeks PRODUCING THE SHOWS for Jack 
Singer's Big Stock Co., Chicago and Detroit; and Academy Theatre, 
Pittsburgh. 

Address Box 368, Islip, Long Island, N. Y. Phone, 1153-J Islip 



THE GRIFFIN CIRCUIT 

THE HIDE-AWAY BIG TIME CIRCUIT 

Direct booking agent, PETER F. GRIFFIN, Griffin Theatre Bldg., Toronto, Canada 

MONTREAL OFFICE, 41 St. Catherine St. East 

BUFFALO OFFICE, 121 Franklin St. 

Freeman Bernstein 



Manager, Promoter and Producer of Vaudeville Acts 

5th Floor, PUTNAM BUILDING, NEW YORK 

OPEN DAY AND NIGHT Cable, "Freeborn/ 

Phone, Bryant M14 



New Yerk 



BRENNAN - FULLER Vaudeville Circuit 

(AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND) 

AFFILIATIONS WITH SOUTH AFRICA AND INDIA 

BEN J. FULLER, Governing Director 

A. R. 8HEPARD 

GENERAL REPRESENTATIVE, til PANTAGES THEATRE BLDG, SAN FRANCISCO 



of all performers going to Europe make their steamship arrangements throngs 
us. The following have: 



■^P^Tp nJ Sharp & Tureck, Schrode and Chappell, Ed and Jack Smith, Lillian Shaw, 

^^ ^^ Sutcliffe Family, Ben Smith, Sam Sidman, Sirota, Smythe and Hartmaa, Tfce 

Say tons, Shelvey Boys, Musical Spillers, Stein- Esthor Trio, Sheehan and Glazer, Strength Bros. 

PAUL TAUSIG * SON, 1M E. 14th St., New Yerk City. 
German Savings Bank Bldg. Telephone Stuyve 



MANAGERS AND AGENTS 

UNITED SCENIC ARTISTS' ASSN. Inc. 

ZS7 WIST MTH STREET, NEW YORK CITY 
Announces it new has an exclusive Booking Agency for Scenic Artists (members) at the 
above headquarters. 

MANAGERS will find it to their advantage to come to this Association for Artists 
and Assistants for Scenic Studies, Stock Theatres, Moving Picture Studios, Eta. Call, 
write or >hone to Booking Department, United Scenic Artists' Association, 217 West Mtk 
Street. Telephone «7ls Greeley. 



Treat's Seals Sohmer Pk Montreul 
Trevato Morris A Fell 14»S Broadway N T 



Valli Muriel A Arthur Variety N T 
Van Billy B Van Harbor N H 
Vtollnsky Variety N T 



NED WAYBURN 



101 RANCH— 10 Allentown, 11 PottaylUe. 13 
Wilkes Bar re, 14 Dloomsburg, 15 Sunbury, to 
Wllllamsport, Pa. ; 1? Corning, 18 Blmlra. 20 
Blnghamton, 21 Norwich, 22 Fulton, 28 Herki- 
mer, 24 Amsterdam, 25 Lowvllle, N. T. 

RINGLINU 11 Green Bay, 13 Milwaukee, 14 
Portage. Wis. ; 15 Winona, 16 Rochester. 17 
Mankato. 1H Mason City, 20-21 Minneapolis. 22 
St. Paul. 23 Duluth, 24 Staples, Minn. ; 25 
Grand Porks, N. D. 

SELLS- FLOTO- -10 Fargo, 11 Grand Forks, 
N. D. I'M 4 St. Boniface. 15 Brandon, If 
Weyburn, Sask. 17 Moose Jaw, 18 Regtna, 
Canada. 



AOKNCT 
41 CBAXBOTJBNS ST., LONDON, 
Cable Address. Yai 



W. O. 



Ward Bell A Ward Majestic Chicago 
Warren A Conley Music Hall Brighton Beach 
White A Jason Pountalne Pk Louisville 
Wilson A Aubrey Forest Pk Ht Louis 
Wilson Doris Co Orpheum Oakland 
Wilton Bros Forsyth Atlanta 
Wood Brltt Orpheum Han Francisco 
Work Frank 10S» B 2*th Bt Bklyn N T 



LETTERS I 

Where C follows name, letter is in 
Variety's Chicago office. 

Where S F follows name, letter is in 
Variety's San Francisco office. 

Advertising or circular letters will 
not be listed. 

I 1 following name indicates postal, 
advertised once only. 



Yule Chas Co Orpheum Oakland 
Yvetto Orpheum San Francisco 



T se ll s r Edward care Cooper 1416 Bway N T C 



CIRCUS ROUTES 



BARNUM-BAILEY-- 10 Erie. Pa.; 11 
Youngutown. 13 Akron, 14 Canton. 1"> Mans- 
field, 10 Dayton. 17 Lima. O. ; 1H Fort Wayne, 
Ind. ; 20 Kankakee. 21 Streator. 22 Blooming- 
ton. 2.'1 La Salle. 24 Hock Island. 111.; 25 Cen- 
trevllle, la. 

HAGPENHECK-WALLACE— 10 Nebraska City, 
Neb.; 11 Clarendon, l.'l Ottumwa. 14 Okaloosa, 
15 Washington, 10 Burlington, la. ; 17 Mon- 
mouth. 1* Kewance, 20 Qulncy. 21 Macomb. 22 
Galcsburg. 23 Peoria. 24 Lincoln. 25 Pontlac. 
III. 



Abrams Jack 
Adams Fred 
Adams Mavelle 
Anthony Joe 
Arraln Walter 
Armstrong Betty 
Athwood Vera 
Atkinson Billy 
Augoust Wallace 
Austin Dorr 

B 
Harbour Ruth 
Bards 4 
Barlow Hattle 
Barton James D 
Beaumont Arnold 
Bell A Ward 
Bennett Al (P) 
Hernlvlce Bros 
Bertrand Bert 
Hinlcy and Edwards 
Dlee Murry 
Dlondell Eddie 
Boston lans The 
Boyd A St Clair 
Rrlsson Alex 
Urown Al W 
Brown I^ena 
Brown Walter 
Browning W E 
Brunella Margery 



Iturka Maldle 
Burke Art (P) 
Burnard Dolly 
Burns A Fulton 
Burton R 
Burton A Burton 
Bushell May 
Busse Mme 
Byol Early D 

C 
Calen Bob 
Callaway W ■ 
Cardownle Sisters 
Carlton Kittle 
Carlton Mr 
Carter Daniel 
Cate's Band 
Chung Hwa 4 
Churchill Eatelle (R) 
riafln Josie 
(Mark Bert 
Clark Hazel 
Clarke Leo 
Cleve El (P) 
Clifford Nell 
Clifton Helen (S P) 
Cooper Ashley 
Copeland A Walsh 
Cornetta Tony (P) 
Coughlln J E 
Coyne John 
Cummlskey Fred 



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PERRY'S BOWERY. 

'The Moulin Rouge of Coney." 

Now Presenting 

"The Dancers Paramount," 

Wallace and Hatfield. 

World's Greatest Coon Shouter, 

Billy Sharkey. 

The Gold Medal Melodists, Broadwsy Trio, 

Hsnley, Lum and Smith. 

Also Malzie L'Estrainge, Jeul Vernon, Charles 

Miller and others, including Bsn Jo Wallace 

and his orchestra. 



In the absence of novelty in Coney's summer parks, the crowds 

STUBENBORD'S SURF AVE. 
"Attracting Crowds" 
The Blue Ribbon Melodists: 



are tumbling into the cabarets.*'— VARIETY, June 12, 1914. 



Billy AJli 

Lead. 
George Pervin, 

Baritone. 
Minnie Hoffman, 
Soprano. 
Jack Calvin, Pianist. 
In a Continuous Pot Pourri of all the Rage 
Song Hits of All the World's Comic and 
Sentimental Singers. 



Agnes Shirley, 

Soprano. 
Anita Ryan, 

Contralto. 
Murray Stuart, 

Opera to Rag. 



MORGAN'S BOWERY. 

"Coney's Fast Cabaret!" 

The Big Novelty, 

The Foolish Minstrels. 

Introducing Tom Franklin, Tubby Garron, 

Bull Lawrence, Harry McHendry, Johnnie 

Nestor, Bronco Burns, Jo Jo and Deleney and 

Others, including the Famous Morgon Brass 

and String Orchestra, and Solo snd Group 

Specialties 

By Entire Compsny. 



WHITING'S (SURF AVE.) 

"Everything here goes over with a bang f" 

The Prise Glees— Fraser, Moran and Bunco. 

The Silver Tone Marvel— Wm. Scheffer. 

The Bijou Comedienne— Edith Le Monde. 

Weber, Dolan end Fraser. 
The Stsr Rag Pianist— Lew Pollock. 
And Others, Presenting All the Latest 
Popular Song Hits and Ensemble Numbers 
from Leading Broadway Productions. 



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VARIETY 



lf$ f 



Well, the old split week has hit this country 
and It will put an awful crimp in rsal show 
husinoss. 

About 25 American acts left last week for 
Amorlca for tSoir summer vacation. Thsy all 
return next fall, wall bookad. This Is rather 
switching things, as it used to be the other 
way. 

There are a lot of people starving in show 
business that never starved before. 

Isn't this strange? You write a manager 
your act has never appeared for him before, 
and he says you're too new— the audience does 
not know you. His neat letter Is from an act 
with him four times. He writes It's too old. 
Veryhotweatherly yours, 

Vardon, Perry and Wilber 

VARIETY. LONDON. 



Kenneth Casey 

known to the world as 

The Vitagraph Boy 

On Tour In Europe and Africa 

AMrtts: lex 1171, JtbawMt- 
•■rfc Sot-lb Africa 




GEORGE BALDWIN 

Just clessd two years' engagement as 
loading man with Valeska Sur.tt. Imme- 
diately engaged far next season for ROCK 
AND FULTON'S -CANDY SHOP* 



— (H AUKoiofets-r- — 
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K.ns. oce*A4#<_ 

Jutr" *4-** TO G«vtr 

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1?CTUK^/<V(» TO TH€ 

5rsjre3 -row /sror 

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<e«ir«M *r (fuurirU^ 







Cunnlngham Bob 
Curry Leo 



Da Costa Harry 
Dally James R 
Dandy Ned 
Darlington 3 
Dean Ruby 
De Felice Carlotttt 
De Fur k Eetra 
De Lacy Mabel 
Del Mont Al 
De Vance Jay 
Delmont Nan 
De Vora Harvey .5 
Dickson H M 
Dillon Isaac 
Donegan Jniupx K 
Dooley W J 
Doyle Bessie 
Doyle Grace 
Duff Sadie 
Duffy Thorn hn H 

E 

Klklos Gloria 
Rills O R 
R I wood May 



Brainy K Mme (P) 
Rameraldo Edna 
Esmond Floe 
Rul John E 
Evans Clare 

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Fenner GeoiK* 1 

Fern Billy 

Flnlay Raymond 

Folette A Wicks 

Foo LI Shu ok 

Forbes H 

Ford Elsa 

Fo rem ore Robert 

Forest Amy ( P ) 

Forlow Chan 

Fox Harry 

Francis Milton 

F razee Frank 

Frazee Shadowgraphs 

Freese Mr 

Frosenl P iPi 

U 
(leering Miss 
Qerch Sally 
Getrue Maynu 
Godfrey Maybille 
Goldlnx & KeatlnK 




GAVIN and PLATT 
The PEACHES 

TOURING 

Phone 1M1-M Passaic 

7 Hawthorne Ave„ Clifton, N. J. 

ALFREDO 

VARIETY. LONDON. 



FRANK 



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Jerome and Carson 

Touring RICKARD'S CIRCUIT, AUSTRALIA 



IVI J. CUR 

In "GOOD BYE BOYS" 

By Junie McCree 

Direction, HARRY SHEA. 



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DAISY 
HARCOURT 



BOOKED SOLD 



Goodall Will 
Gorham A Phllllpn 
Gould Miss 
Grandflelds Dancing 
G ratten Lawrence 
Graves Lillian 
Green Ethel 
Green Fred P 
Gregory Frank 
Grodon Ulan ihr 

H 
Hahn Arthur 
Hanlon Tom 
Harrington Dan 
Harris Dorothy 
Harris Zack 
Hayden Dorothy 
Hayes Edmond 
Heath Bobby 
Herbst Lionel 
Holbrook Bert 
Hutchinson Wlllard 
Hylands Musical 

I 
Ireland Fred 
Ivy Jack 



Johnnon & Mercer 
Jordon & Zeno 
Junot Jennie 

K 
Knlama Charlotte (S 

F) 
Kelly Joseph 
Kennedy W .1 
Kent Anna 
Kirk Ralph 
Klein Amlle 
Kramer Sam 
Kuma Tom 

L 
Lamar Al 
Ijti Tom Mab«" 
Laurel Herthn 
Lawsey Katheryn 
Lawrence K 
l^nwflon Frances 
Lep PhyllHB 
I^'lgh Irene 
Iy<>HBO Thomas 
Le Veay June 



l^ewls Andy 
Lewis Harry 
Lewis Griffin & L 
Lloyd H A Mme 
Lockwood Ruth 
Long Franz 
Long Morey 
Lowande Mamie L 
Lucler A Ellsworth 
Lynch Eva 



Mackenzie Allison 
Madden J 

Mahoney Hros A Daisy 
Mann Nellie 
Ma riot Joe 
Martelle Howard 
May Ida 
Maye Stella 
Mcintosh Hugh 
Mead Vera 
Merles Cockatoos 
Merlin Jack 
Miller Faye K 
Montrose Edith 
Morgan Chas A 
Mori Brothers 
Morton Jeromr K 
Mozart Mr 

X 
XaHh & Co 
Neff Elliott 
Nelson Harry 
Nelson Walter 
Nevins & Gordon 
Newman Wm 
NIcIoh George 
Norton Dixie 

O 
Olcott Vera 
ONeil Emma 
Overton E K 

V 
Palmer P L 
Pardue Hesnle 
Parker Mamie 
Pattl Gregg 
Payne Nina 
Presk Johnson H 
Prevett & Merrily 
Prince A Derrle 
Prultt Will 
Pryor Tenuis 



ch«i£ S SHRODES «»» CHAPPELLE «>« 

Presenting Their Own Origlnal.Comedy Act 

"DURING ONE'S LIFE" 

BOOKED SOLID over the LOEW CIRCUIT 

FOR 40 WEEKS 

Season of 1914 and 1915 Management, B. A. MYEIS 




Imperial 
Pekinese 
Troupe 



Six Chinese Wonders. 
Lately Featured with Anna 
Held Jubilee Co. 
Watch for Announcement of the Coming to 
America of 

MY SECOND TROUPE 

All ommunicatiom to 

LONG TACK SAM 
Sole Owner and Prop. Variety, New York 



FRANCES 
CLARE 




AND HER 

8 LITTLE GIRL 


'c£afr 


FRIENDS 




w.th GUY RAWSON 




Rnnnlnx Indefinitely 
Ye Clare Cottage 




NORTH BRANCH DEPOT. 
NEW JERSEY. 




Direction 
CHRIS O. BROWN 


M •' ~ \ 



DON FRANCESCO 

OREOTORE 

Tkt WorW's Most Dyitaii Muucil DirtetoT 




AND HIS 



ORCHESTRA 



INO 
WILLIAM MORRIS' NEW YORK THEATRE 



QuiRley Hob 

R 
Raymond George 
Reeves Amy 
Reynolds Johnny 
Rice A Dore 
Richards Great 
Roberta Norman 
Robinson Robert 
Robyns Krayne 
Rogk William 
Rowland Flora 

S 
Sahaya Marion 
Sale Chas 
Sampeel Guy 
Sardell Blossom 
Saunders Cbalk 
Seben Harry E 
Sharp Harry It 
Shelley Pearl 
Shield E A 
Slgler R C 



Stedman Fannie 
Stinnett R J 
Stoan Miss 
Stone John 



Tabor Monroe 
Taylor R F 
Terry Ruth 
Texlco 
It Tllton Lucille 
Tinley Elmer 
Tojetti Alice 
Tully W J 



Vinton & Buster 

W 
Walker Dell 
Walker Johnnie 
Walner Carl 
Walsh A Francis 
Ward Will J 
Wayne Chas 
Weber ft Wilson 



Walsh Rube 


Wilson Emmy 


Whitcomb Frank 




Whiteside Ethel 


Y 


Whlttin Frank L 


Yates Francis 


Wiggin Bert 


Yoleena MIhh 


Wilber Norman 


Yosco Dob 


Wllke Ruth 




Williams Bert 


Z 


Wilkin W L 


Zinn Pearl 



BEST PLACES TO STOP AT 

Tel. Greeley <\ $977 

BRODERICK'S HOTEL 

(European) 

Ml W. »th St* Cm-. 7th Ave. 

and branch houses 

2tt-ZlZ-22t and 22t W. Stth St. 

IS* Rooms of the Better Kind. 

Hot and cold water in rooms— Electric light. 

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Under New Management 

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LOEWS PLAN FOR S-C HOUSES 
CALLS FOR SIX ACTS ON ALL BILLS 



Shows for Western Circuit Costing Between $1,100 and $1,200. 

Will Play Intact, Opening for Four Weeks Around New 

York, Then Starting West at Toronto. First 

Loew-S-C Show Going Out Aug. 3 at 

Minneapolis. 



The Marcus Loew plan for the op- 
eration of the Sullivan-Considine Cir- 
cuit, after Aug. 1, includes the playing 
of six acts to a program in the western 
houses, the weekly program to cost in 
salaries between $1,100 and $1,200. So 
said Jos. M. Schenck, general booking 
manager for the circuit, this week. 

Mr. Schenck has laid out a few shows 
that are to travel over the western 
extension of the Loew time. The first 
of these will open Aug. 3 at the 
Unique, Minneapolis, owing to the 
eastern end of the S.-C. Circuit having 
closed for the summer. 

The usual mode of travel for the 
Loew-S.-C. shows will be four weeks 
around New York, traveling intact as 
formed in the booking office, then go- 
ing west, first at Locw's, Toronto, 
coming back on the return trip from 
the Coast to appear in the other New 
York and eastern Loew theatres as 
the acts may be required. 

The four New York theatres Mr. 

Schenck may decide upon to first have 

the S.-C. or Locw's western shows 

are t. e Lincoln Square, Seventh Ave- 

tu.< and Orpheum, New York, and 

Kijui.. Brooklyn, these selected as most 

likely to give a varied audience to pass 

upui the programs as organized be- 

•ic Miey leave for the long trip. 

The Sullivan-Considine Circuit, which 

' .isfcs i.o Loew Aug. 1, has been play- 

u< < vr acts to a bill, with the program 

ad ' six or seven for the Pacific Coast 

«■ ■• 'it.-:. The only change in the number, 

Vcided upon by Mr. Schenck will 

the Empress, San Francisco, 

> no *• n additional turn will be added 

'•t • it week. 

' i.oew Circuit had contemplated 

•. i « ; icy of placing a feature film 

'•' '"■■ vaudeville programs on the 



western time, but this has been aban- 
doned in favor of the extra act. 

The first bill as compiled by Mr. 
Schenck consists of Murphy and Foley, 
Shriner and Richards, Romainc and 
Orr. "Through the Skylight," Neil Mc- 
Kinley and Gasch Sisters (playing in 
that order). The second program, 
starting Aug. 10, also in Minneapolis, 
will run as follows: Montrose and Sy- 
c'ell, Caites Bros., Wilson and Wilson, 
Morris and Beasley, Ruth Powell, 
Kitty Francis and Co., without an in- 
termission. 

The bills now traveling over the S-C 
Circuit and engaged by it, are being in- 
creased by the Loew office to meet the 
new policy of six acts. 

At the Empresses in Seattle and 
Portland, the shows will be made con- 
tinuous under the Loew regime from 
1 to 5:30 and from 6:30 to 11, giving 
but an hour during the day when the 
theaters are closed. 

In Winnipeg it is quite likely the 
present policy of pictures at the S-C 
house will be continued, with no Loew 
vaudeville showing there until a new 
Loew theatre contemplated for the 
town is erected, the Loew people not 
liking the present Winnipeg stand. 

The Loew western shows may play 
some of the Miles theaters in the mid- 
dle west. The C. IT. Miles Circuit is 
affiliated with the Loew booking 
agency, along with Jones, Linick & 
SchacfTcr of Chicago. It is said the 
Miles, Minneapolis, will eventually re- 
place the Unique there, on the Loew 
route sheet. 

T ... • 

John W. Considine is due in New 

York tomorrow. His coming, accord 

ing to report, is to collect the $250. 

000 payment, due Aug. 1, on the re- 

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$7,500 FOR ITALIAN ACT. 

Gramatica and Louis Ando, two 

Italian players of note, arc willing to 

play in American vaudeville for $7,500 
a week, provided the American vaude- 
ville managers don't want Elinorc Duse 
at that figure. . 

Duse appeared in New York 15 years 
ago when Harry Miner had the Fifth 
Avenue theatre, then legitimate. Since, 
in Italy some "inside stuff" has 
been going on which is reported to 
have created an intense rivalry over 
there, finally leading up to the proposal 
of an American vaudeville trip. 

Gramatica is famed in her own coun- 
try for "Camille," "Cavalieri" and 
"Louanderia" ("The Inn" — never 
played here). Ando stands at the top 
of the native Italian players of the 
male persuasion. 

The single item that may interfere 
with the plan is the American aversion 
to part with so much money each 
week, without any certain return. 



PAWNEE BILL'S NEW SHOW. 

Chicago, July 15. 

Major Gordon W. Lillie, better 
known as Pa'wnce Rill, of Pawnee 
City, Okla., was in town this week 
making plans for next season. He 
announces that he will have a circus 
out again next summer and that it 
will be carried in a full steel train. 

While in town he held conferences 
with Boris Fridkin and Max Grubcr, 
looking to engagements for next year. 



"ELOPERS" GOING TO LA SALLE. 

Chicago, July 15. 

Sunday night "The Elopers" will 
move from the Comedy to the La Salle. 
It is thought the piece will have a 
better chance in a downtown house. 
The La Salle has been playing pictures 
during the summer. 

Frances Kennedy will replace Clara 
Palmer in the show when it moves, 
art! Willie Dunlay will have the role 
row played by Will Phillips. 



Guessing at Incandescents. 

Cincinnati, July 15. 
( uiiey Island owners arc offering a 
donkey as a prize to the child who can 
guess the exact number, or nearest to 
it. of incandescent lights at the resort. 



W. D. LANG IS "MEDIATOR/' 

W. D. Lang, well known in theatri- 
cal labor circles, has been retained by 
the new Managers' Association as 
"Meditator" for it. Mr. Lang will like- 
ly assume his duties, which call for his 
meditation in the managers' relations 
with the unions, upon the proposed 
offices of the formation being located 

in the New York theatre building this 
week. 

In the official suite also will be 
Arthur J. O'Kecfe, in a general man- 
agerial capacity, and Lignon Johnson, 
the attorney. 



CHAUFFEUR-CO-RESPONDENT. 

In the divorce action brought by 
Augustus Gertenbach against his wife, 
known on the stage as Mabel Mont- 
gomery, James Mooncy is named as 
co-respondent. He was formerly the 
chauffeur for Mr. Gertenbach, who has 

been the purchasing agent for the Ho- 
tel Astor. 

Miss Montgomery won a popularity 
contest held by a New York paper 
some time ago. Last season she wan 
playing "Madame X" on the road, and 
is now understood to be preparing an 
act for vaudeville. O'Brien, Malevinsky 
& Driscoll is defending her in the legal 
proceeding. 



FIELDS PUTTING ON "SUSI." 

"Susi." the \ ienese piece Ed. V. 
Rush announced as his own, will be 
produced over here next season by Lew 
Fields, through an arrangement reached 
with Mr. Rush. 

Two other productions will have the 
Fields stamp on them before the next 
snow is removed. One is a comedy and 
the other, musical. 

"The High Cost of Loving," in 
which Mr. Fields personally takes the 
lead, went into rehearsal Monday. 



Burnsides in on "Duchess." 

"The Dancing Duchess," to go on 
at the Casino, Aug. 6, will be staged 
by R. II. Burnsides, who is said ♦' 
have a substantial interest in th** pro- 
duction, along with the Shu 1 v t 



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BERNARD SHAW ACCUSES BARRIE 
OF "USING" IMPORTANT PEOPLE 



Author of "New" Revue Gives Dinner and Motion Picture 

Diners Unknown to Them, for Scene in Show. Irish 

Writer Grows Caustic in Mentioning It. Film Said 

to be Useless. Barrie Revue Turned Down 

by Granville Barker. 



(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15. 

At the Savoy recently J. M. Barrie 
gave a dinner to a selected and exclu- 
sive list of guests, a Bohemian gath- 
ering that contained several personages 
of note. 

George Bernard Shaw, in comment- 
ing upon it, said Barrie had invited the 
people to an "eight-shilling dinner" to 
secure a moving picture film of impor- 
tant people for use in the "new" revue 
Barrie is writing, Mr. Shaw saying Bar- 
rie thereby secured a valuable picture 
reel at a minimum cost. 

The dinner has started quite some 
talk. Mr. Barrie intended writing and 
in fact has almost completed his idea 
of a composite revue that would be a 
satire on the prevailing revue-rage of 
Europe. The banquet picture is wanted 
by Barrie, it is said, to become the 
center of a principal scene in his revue, 
and the English author believed he 
could obtain it in no other manner, de- 
spite Mr. Shaw's facetious but vitriolic 
remarks that were primarily designed 
as a truthful account of the gathering. 

The Barrie revue is now said to have 
been declared off. Granville Baker, 
who was to have produced it, is re- 
ported to have disliked the manuscript 
upon reading it. Mr. Shaw told Bar- 
rie the revue wouldn't run four per- 
formances. 

The New York Times Sunday printed 
a cable from London regarding the 
Barrie dinner. The Times report veiled 
the impression created by the Barrie 
meal, as recited above in the Shaw 
opinion, but it stated the film secured 
was valueless through the close prox- 
imity of an important Londoner to an 
"internationally known actress" at the 
festive table. The camera, continuously 
moving during the meal, recorded the 
couple as somewhat affectionate, ac- 
cording to the Times, although they 
had been introduced for the first time 
at the gathering. Mr. Barrie, upon see- 
ing the reel run off, concluded his effort 
had been wasted. 



Police Threatening Managers. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, July 15. 

Messrs. Hartmann, who have the 

summer lease of the Olympia, and 

Fabert, manager of the Moulin Rouge. 

are facing police prosecution on the 

charge that they are offering licentious 

shows at their respective places. 



HACKETT FARCE, 'ORIGINAL." 

London, July 15. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

At Wyndham's last night the Walter 

Hackctt farce, "From Nine to Eleven" 

was first shown. It is favorably men- 

H by the press today as possess- 



ing an original idea, the basis of which 
resembles George M. Cohan's "Seven 
Keys to Baldpate," although Roi Coop- 
er Megruc, over here representing Mr. 
Cohan, says the piece does not. 



GLOOMY SAVOY PLAY. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15 

"The Sin of David," opening at the 

Savoy July 9, is a gloomy blank verse 

drama that was praised by the London 

critics, but has no popular appeal. 



BERNARD COMPANY SAILING. 

(8pecial Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15. 

The company with Sam Bernard in 
"The Belle of. Bond Street," at the 
Adelphi, that closes Friday, will sail 
on the St. Paul for home July 25. 

Mr. Bernard leaves July 23 on the 
Vaterland. On the same boat will be 
Frank Tinney, Al Jolson and Melville 
Ellis. 



"P. & P." Still Looking. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15. 
The "Potash & Perlmutter" manage- 
ment thought another London house 
had been secured for the piece to move 
into, after finishing September 1 at the 
Queen's, but they were disappointed 
and are still looking about for one. 



Manager Chariot Has Scarletina. 
{Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, July 15. 

Andre Chariot, manager of the Lon- 
don Alhamhra. is ill with scarletina. 



Charles Remaining at Marigny. 
(Spertal Cable to Vahibtt.i 

Paris, July 15. 

Manager Jacques Charles has con- 
sented to remain in charge of the 
Marigny until the end of the present 
season. 



"101" CUTTING ADMISSION. 

Elmira, N. Y., July 15. 
"The reduction is a matter of ex- 
pediency because of the generally un- 
settled financial condition," is the way 
the Miller Bros, and Arlington man- 
agements-accounts for the cut in the 
price of admission when the 101 Ranch 
Wild West Show exhibits here Satur- 
day. The bargain price is 25 cents. 



FLYING TRIPS AT $1 PER. 

Atlantic City, July 15. 
Jacquith, the aviator, is making 
money taking passengers up in his 
hydro-aeroplane. This intrepid aerist 
r I urges $1 for the trip which consumes 
15 minutes. The sport has caught the 
fancy of those aerially inclined. Jac- 
quith makes as many as 15 trips a day. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



AMERICAN BILL SUCCESS. 

(8pecial Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15 

The Ail-American vaudeville show, 
opening for the week at the Finsbury 
Park Empire Monday, met with a good 
success and honors were rather evenly 
divided among the turns decorating the 
program. 

On the bill were Six Brown brothers, 
Josie Heather (not strictly American, 
though playing on your side for some 
years), J. Francis Dooley and Corinne 
Sayles, Ethel Mae Barker, Avon Com- 
edy Four, The Stanleys, Charles and 
Fanny Van, Four Bards. 

At the conclusion of the first per- 
formance, all the artists gathered upon 
the stage, when the orchestra, led by 
Lou Hirsch, struck up "The Star Span- 
gled Banner" for them to sing. None 
knew the words. 



THREE CHAMPS IN LONDON. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15. 

The London halls are presenting 
three champions in fistinia this week. 
Bombardier Wells is at the Oxford, 
Jack Johnson at the Euston, and Fred- 
die Welsh at the Chiswick. 

It is reported the H. B. Marinelli 
agency has booked Welsh, now the 
lightweight champion of the world 
through his defeat of Willie Ritchie, 
the American champ, in London last 
week, with the Loew Circuit in New 
York for eight weeks. 



Lebargy Can't Appear in Paris. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, July 15. 

Lebargy lost in the courts July 8 
when decision was made forbidding 
him to appear in Paris under penalty 
of 1,000 francs fine daily. 

An appeal will very likely be taken. 



Opera Season Unprofitable. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, July 15. 

The opera situation has reached such 
a severe crisis the directors have re- 
signed, owing to the unprofitable busi- 
ness. 

The opera will probably close from 
September until January. 



Gaby Deslys in Hospital. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, July 15. 

Gaby Deslys is ill in a private hos- 
pital here, following a recent dental 
operation. 



"Under Cover" at Playhouse. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15. 
The London production of "Under 
Cover" will open at the Playhouse in 
September. 



"Tra La La" Not Yet. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15. 
The Shuhcrts have not the American 
rights for "Tra La La" despite an- 
nouncements to the contrary. 



Coyne and Meighan, Leads. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt ) 

London, July 15. 
Joe Coyne and Thomas Meighan will 
probably play the leads in "A Pair of 
Sixes," when the New York success 
is produced here. 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Son, 104 East 14th street, New York: 

July 14, Spencer and Williams (Lusi- 
tania); 

July 18, Roberts and Roberts (Ber- 
lin); 

July 21, Fannie Brice (Aquitania). 

Boston, July 15. 
July 11, Olga Petrova (Canopic); 
July 28, Mabelle and Iona Jones and 
Martin, Jr. (Cymric). 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15 

July 23, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. 
Bray, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tinney 
(Vaterland). 

July 18, Mr. and Mrs. Burt Shep- 
pard (Carmania). 

(For South Africa) Peking Mys- 
teries, Gwennie Llewellyn, Claymore 
Trio, Milner and Stofey. 



"PRINCE CHARMANT" IS GOOD. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, July 15. 

At the Charmant Comedie July 12 
the House of Moliere gave a new work 
by Tristan Bernard entitled "Prince 
Charmant," in three acts. It was voted 
good. The cast comprised Andre 
Brunot, Siblot, Croue, Marie Leconte, 
Therese Kolb and Jeanne Even, who 
did acceptably. 

On the bill is a new curtain raiser, 
"L 'Essayeuse," which got over nicely. 
The piece is no pun on the title or the 
troupe. 



ALBERT WHELAN NAMED. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15. 

Albert Whelan has been named as 

co-respondent in a suit for divorce 

brought by her husband against 

Queenie Merrill, an actress. 



Hawtrey's Fair Sketch. 
[Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15. 

A fair sketch was presented by 
Charles Hawtrey Monday at the Coli- 
seum (vaudeville). 



George Wirth Coming Over. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 15. 

George \\ irth. the Australian circus 
man, is here and will remain for four 
weeks longer, when he sails for Amer- 
ica, homeward bound. 



Revue Running Week to Week. 

(Special Cable to Vauiett.) 

London, July 15. 

The Empire has posted notice that 
the revue, "Merry Go Round," will re- 
main another week beyond expiration 
date of run on original nptice hung 
up. The current Empire piece will 
likely run from week to week, depend- 
ent upon business and the progress 
made by Arthur Wimperis and Hartley 
Carrick, who are writing the new Em- 
pire revue. 



INDIA WANTS WOMEN. 

Back from India, where she played 
under Hugh Mcintosh's bookings, Lu- 
cille Savoy says that British possession 
wants only women as foreign acts, 
while the Government prefers "dumb 
acts," to prevent the natives pick.mg 
up the language. Miss Savoy's is a 
posing turn. She has been away fr" 
this country over a year. 



VARIETY 



HARRIS IIG TIME OPPOSITION 

STARTING IN ATLANTIC CITY 



Ben Harris Takes Savoy Theatre by Seaside On Lease. Opens 

It August 3 With Eva Tanguay Headlining. Opposing 

Keith's New House Down There. 



Atlantic City, July 15. 

Big time opposition in vaudeville 
commences here August 3, when Ben 
Harris will open the Savoy theater as 
a permanent place for the best variety 
shows. Eva Tanguay has already been 
engaged by Mr. Harris to head his 
first bill. 

The Savoy was taken by Harris 
from Fred Moore on a five-year lease, 
according to report. It will oppose 
Keith's new Garden theater, lately 
opened and which did very poorly until 
quite recently when business picked up. 

Mr. Harris knows Atlantic City well, 
he having been about the only vaude- 
ville manager who ever got any real 
profit out of this town, when playing 
the first class shows on Young's Pier. 



KEITH'S BRONX SMALL TIME. 

It has been decided that a pop vaude- 
ville will be installed at Keith's Bronx 
theater in the fall. Big time has reigned 
there since Percy G. Williams opened 
the theater. The Keith better variety 
shows will go into the Royal, recently 
secured from Frank Gersten. Before 
disposing of the Royal to the United 
Booking Offices clan, Gersten had 
asked $25,000' yearly rental for it. 

The Prospect in the Bronx will play 
the Progressive Burlesque shows next 
season. It is another Gersten house, 
and the manager has secured a fran- 
chise on the Progressive Wheel by 
virtue of placing his theatre upon it. 

The Cecil Spooner theatre, which the 
Shuberts lately added to their list, and 
also pooled with the Cohan & Harris 
Bronx opera house, is said to have 
drawn a couple of leasing applications 
since the "pooling" arrangement be- 
came noised about. The Bronx opera 
house will play the legitimate attrac- 
tions booked by Klaw & Erlanger and 
the Shuberts next season. 



SKIPPED OUT OF PARK. 

Chicago, July 15. 

John Z. Vogelsang has obtained the 
control of San Souci park, and will 
operate it in connection with the Mid- 
way Gardens. He takes possession 
immediately and reopens the park Sat- 
urday. 

The unexpected move was brought 
about through charges of larceny filed 
against Edward A. Meyer and John E. 
Culhane, formerly of San Souci, who 
left suddenly and without notice last 
Saturday, taking $800 along with them. 
The nine vaudeville acts and employes 
there were not paid. The park had 
been doing a very poor business. When 
the defalcation happened, it was or- 
dered closed. 



but a few turns have been signed, and 
these of smaller salary. 

The agents booking through the U. 
B. O. profess to be at a loss to explain 
the delay, when there is active com- 
petition for the acts from other 
sources. 



RAGTIME CHAMPIONSHIPS. 

There would have been a ragtime 

championship contest at the Palace 

this week, if Belle Baker had remained 
there for a second period, to test 
strength against Ruth Roye, who is 
held over. Miss Baker, according to 
her husband-manager, wanted more 
money at the Palace than she received 
last week but could not secure the in- 
crease. 

The h-m when broached about the 
champ compete replied his wife could 
not recognize Miss Roye as a com- 
petitor of note. Miss Roye did not 
have the rep, according to Miss Baker's 
spouse, and again Ruthie did not 
weigh as much as Belle, while Roye 
would be given an early spot with 
Belle away down in the bill, a handi- 
cap equal, it is said, to fighters giving 
away pounds in making a match. 

Still, remarked the managerial hus- 
band, if the Palace had come across 
with the coin, Belle would have re- 
mained over. The Baker figure was 
$750, the Palace, $500. 

Miss Roye is reported receiving $175 
a week on her summer run in the 
house. She believes a rep will come 
out from her Broadway stay, when 
Miss Baker may meet her for the 
champeensheep, with the other raggers 
allowed to enter. The contest will 
probably take place seven miles off 
Sandy Hook. 

This week the Palace has been show- 
ing one of those 90-cent one-step con- 
test cups in front of the theatre, alleg- 
ing it is the "Ragtime Championship" 
trophy. At the cost of the emblem, 
the Palace should give her one after 
each performance. Some capital no- 
toriety was attempted in this cheap 
way by the Palace press department. 



THEATRE'S AUTO CONTEST. 

Utica, July 15. 

The automobile contest conducted 
by Wilmer & Vincent of the Orpheum 
came to a close Saturday. The first 
prize of a Maxwell touring car was 
won by Mrs. F. T. Russell, and the 
second, a Ford, by Warren Meyers. 

The contest ran for three weeks and 
a certain number of votes were al- 
lowed each ticket of admission. 



SLOW BOOKING IN EAST. 

The booking for next season by the 
managers of the United Booking Of- 
fices is proceeding very slowly. So far 



Allen-Epstin's Empire, Pittsfield. 

The Edgar Allen-M. S. Epstin 
Agency has the Empire, Pittsfield. 
Mass., and will play a pop vaudeville 
policy, commencing early in August. 



CIRCUS NEVER GOT EXPENSES. 

Atchison, Kan., July 15. 

The Circle D Ranch Wild West and 

Cooper Brother's Circus, which went 

to the wall in Nebraska, is here. A 

Kansas City man, with a mortgage for 
S25.000, took that part of the outfit, 
and George W. Robinson, showman, of 
( incinnati, has taken the rest. 

There were sixty-seven head of 
horses, long-horn Texas steers, and 
two catlo, or half-buffalo. 

The show' carried 240 people and 
from May 28, at which time the show 
started out, it did not make expenses 
any one day. 



PRIMROSE'S ALIMONY IN ARREARS. 

San Francisco, July 15. 

According to Mrs. E. N. Primrose, 
who came here from Portland, Ore., 
last week, George Primrose, the min- 
strel, is worth over $600,000. She 
claims back alimony at the rate of $75 
a month. Mrs. Primrose further said 
that Primrose was keeping away from 
the jurisdiction of the Oregon courts 
where this matter is pending. 

According to reports Primrose stated 
that all he had to show for his 43 years 
on the stage were a pair of clogs and a 
wig. 

Close inquiry is being made here and 
in Los Angeles as to Primrose's pos- 
sessions. 



ACTS TURNING BACK CONTRACTS. 

Seven acts were reported Tuesday 
to have returned their contracts for 
next season to the Orpheum Circuit, 
through the agreement carrying the 
provision the turns would have to pay 
their own transportation all over the 
western big time circuit. 

As reported last week this order 
was but recently put into effect by the 
Orpheum, which hitheto had paid all 
fares on its time west Omaha. 

Acts say that the average fare over 
the Orpheum may be $10 per head, if 
not following the route. Otherwise 
the jumps would average around $7 
each, they claim. Vaudeville turns 
carrying a number of people allege 
they cannot afford to pay their fares 
all over upon the first salary agreed 
upon, when this point was not consid- 
ered by them in agreeing upon the 
amount. 



E. P. Churchill, Gen. Mgr. 

Milwaukee, July 15. 
E. P. Churchill, manager and produc- 
er in the middle west, has become as- 
sociated with the Saxe Amusement 
Enterprises as general manager of the 
two vaudeville theatres and the half 
dozen picture houses. 



Jennie Waggoner Leaves H. & S. 

Jennie Waggoner has severed her 
connections with the Hurtig & Seamon 
offices. 



Good News for Joe Goodwin. 

It will be good news for Joe Good- 
win to know that Tommy Gray has 
decided he will again try out a vaude- 
ville act (himself) around Aug. 15. 

Mr. Gray says that to prevent Mr. 
Goodwin hissing at him during the 
first performance, he may consent to 
sing (?) a Snyder song. 



PANTAGES TALKS. 

» 

San Francisco, July 15. 

Alex Pantages arrived here last week 
and when asked regarding his reported 
affiliation with the United Booking Of- 
fices, stated nothing had been done in 
that direction, but that he would use 
some U. B. O. acts, just as he is doing 
at present. 

Among the new cities on the circuit 
to play Pantages vaudeville next sea- 
son besides Dallas and Oklahoma City, 
will be Fresno and Stockton, Cal., 
which will be a split week and in direct 
competition to the independent agents 

now booking this territory. 

Although the local press was given 
a story to the effect that Pantages will 
build new houses in Stockton and Fres- 
no, the report was not confirmed and 
it does not seem plausible, as the towns 
are too small and the combined popula- 
tion does not equal Sacramento, where 
Pantages abandoned his vaudeville 
some time ago. 

Pantages declared the past season 
was the poorest financialy he has had 
in years, but managed to keep all his 
theatres open, and added that was more 
than his competitors have done. "Pan" 
further stated he planned to add many 
houses and was ready to buy more, 
but was not on the market to do any 
selling. Regarding competition, he 
stated that he considered Sullivan-Con- 
sidine strong competition, and referred 
to the Loew Circuit as "a cinch." 

The statement made by Mr. Pantages 
that his poorest season was the one re- 
cently ending may be accepted as from 
a vaudeville manager who does not 
wish to encourage opposition. It has 
been reported in the east for some time 
that Pantages did as big a business 
during '13-'14 as ever before, one proof 
may be that no important changes oc- 
curred last season in. his principal 
staffs. 

It is also reported about that the 
United Booking Offices in conjunction 
with the Orpheum Circuit will attempt 
to use the Pantages Circuit in fighting 
the Loew extension of the Sullivan- 
Considine Circuit, next season. Pan- 
tages parallels the S.-C time as far as 
the "Pan" Circuit goes. The assist- 
ance given Pantages will come in the 
form of acts handed over to him to op- 
pose the Loew bills, or in some other 
way, it being rumored that the Orph- 
eum or U. B. O. is willing to purchase 
an interest in the Pantages time to en- 
sure a partial direction at least in the 
attempt to beat down the Loew com- 
petition. 

Pantages is said to be very sanguine 
at present over his position, especially 
with his houses doing business, he hav- 
ing stood alone and built up his circuit 
in the face of all and older competi- 
tors. 



ANN HERITAGE MARRYING. 

The vaudeville team of Allan Dine- 
hart and Ann Heritage is no more, 
Miss Heritage having accepted an en- 
gagement to marry a non-professional. 
The wedding will take place very 
soon. 

If you don't advortlso in VARIETY, 
don't advortlM at all. 



VARIETY 



THREE BURLESQUE WHEELS' 
NEXT SEASON ROUTE COMPLETE 



Drawing for Eastern's Extended Time Wednesday. 28 Shows 

and 27 Weeksr 38 Shows and 36 Weeks On Main Wheel. 

Progressive Wheel Also "Draws." 30 Shows and 29 

Weeks. 



The drawing for the extended Co- 
lumbia Amusement Co. wheel took 
place Wednesday at 2 o'clock in the 
Columbia Building offices. Twenty- 
eight shows drew, with twenty-seven 
weeks of time on the extended wheel. 
This will be increased to thirty-one 
each before the season starts it is 
claimed. The main wheel of the circuit 
has thirty-eight shows and thirty-six 
weeks. 

The extended managers contributed 
$300 each toward the transportation 
pool as agreed upon before the draw- 
ing, this having been the amount fig- 
ured as the average cost of all com- 
panies from New York City to the 
opening point. 

The routing for the larger wheel 
was attended to last week, the shows 
listed upon it receiving their opening 
assignment as in the past, through be- 
ing moved up or running over from 
last season. 

Nearly all of the Columbia shows 
will have a preliminary season, open- 
ing before the official dates set, which 
are August 24 for the main, and Aug- 
ust 31 for the extended wheel. 

The Progressive Burlesque Circuit 
held its drawing at 3 o'clock Wednes- 
day afternoon in the New York office 
in the Times building. Thirty shows 
and twenty-nine weeks are on the list. 
Three additional houses to be annexed 
before the season has grown very old, 
are claimed. 

In addition to the drawing President 
Thomas Sullivan, who inspected the 
eastern shows now getting ready, re- 
ported that each had guaranteed a 
brand new burlesque production. From 
the west, where eleven shows will start 
out, Edward Bcatty looked over the 
preliminary arrangements and re- 
ported them as O. K. so far. 

When the preliminary season gets 
under way and each show plays from 
two to three weeks a censorship com- 
mittee which is to be appointed later 
will inspect each show and report to 
the board of directors. 

When Baltimore and Montreal and 
the other three cities arc added five 
new shows will be placed on the cir- 
cuit. 

The routes with opening dates and 
names of attractions are below: 

Columbia Main Wheel. 

(Official opening Auk. LM). 
Al Ri-cvfs. Columbia, New York, 
"fllobe Trotters," Worcester and HrlflKoport. 
"•fiay New Yorkers." Casino, Hoston 
"Star & darter." Albany and Hartford. 
"American Heautles." Montreal. 
Hilly Watson. Syracuse and Utlea. 
"Trocadt ros." Rochester. 
Dave Marlon's Own Show, Huffalo 
"Prize Winners." Toronto. 
"College (Jlrls," Detroit. 
Rose Sydell's. Star & Garter, Chicago. 
"Clrls of Cay White Way." (iayety, Milwaukee 
"Hehman Show." Crand. St. Paul. 
Howe's "LovemakerH." (iayety, Minneapolis 
"Hon Tons," I„riy off (Opening following week 
at Minneapolis). 



"Ginger Girls," Omaha. 

"Gaiety Girls," Kansas City. 

Robinson's "Crusoe Girls," Princess, St. Lou In. 

"Million Dollar Dolls," Columbia, Chicago. 

Social Maids," Toledo. 
"Girls from Happyland," Gayety, Cincinnati. 
Hastings' Big Show, Empire, Cleveland. 
"Honeymoon Girls," Gayety. Pittsburgh. 
"Girls of the Moulin Rouge." Washington. 
"Follies of the Day." Palace. Baltimore. 
Ben Welch Show, Casino, Phlladelpula. 
"Bowery Burlesquers," Empire, Newark. 
"Big Jubilee," Orpheum, Paterson, N. J. 
"Dreamlands," Miner's, Bronx, N. Y. 
"Roseland Girls." Hartford and Albany. 
"Rosey Posey Girls," Gayety. Boston. 
"Happy Widows," Westminster. Providence. 
"Liberty Girls." Lav off (Following week at 

Providence). 
"Gypsv Maids," Empire, Erooklyn. 
"Winning Widows." Empire, Hoboken. 
Watson Sisters' Show, Empire, Philadelphia. 
"Beauty Parade," 125th Street M. H. New 

York. 
"Golden Crook." Casino. Brooklyn. 



Columbia Extended Wheel. 

(Official opening. August 31). 
"Transatlantlqucs." Murray Hill. New York. 
"High Rollers," Gaiety, Brooklyn. 
"Broadway Girls," Grand, Trenton. 
"Auto Girls," Gayety, Philadelphia. 
"Dig Revue," Norfolk. 
"Follies of Burlesque," Richmond. 
"Yankee Doodle Girls," Baltimore. 
"City Sports," Penn Circuit. 
"Cherry Blossoms," Pittsburgh. 
"Girls of the Follies," Cincinnati. 
Eva Mull's Show, Evansvllle and Indianapolis. 
"Crackerjacks," Louisville. 
"Whirl of Mirth." Nashville. 
Zallah's Own Show. Atlanta. 
"Heart Charmers," Birmingham. 
"Beauty, Youth and Folly," New Orleans. 
"Taxi Girls." Memphis. 
"Gay Morning Glories." Lay off. 
Sam Rice's, Kansas City. 
"Gay Widows," St. Louis. 
"Tango Queens," Empire, Cleveland. 
"City Belles," Detroit. 
"Blue Ribbons," Cleveland. 
"Orientals," Blnghamton and Erie. 
"Rig Sensation," Star. Brooklyn. 
"Bohemians," Grand. Boston. 
"Garden of Girls." Howard. Boston. 
"French Models," Springfield and Waterbury. 



Progressive Wheel. 

(Official opening August 23). 

"Girls from Joyland," New York. 

"High Life Girls," Troy and Schenectady. 

"Merry Burlesquers," Plttsfield and Holyoke. 

"Frolics of 11)14," Boston. 

"The Tempters," Lynn. 

.leanette Dupre's Big Show, Boston. 

"The Winners." New York. 

"The Tango Girls." Philadelphia. 

"Moorish Maids," Wllkesbarre and Elmlra. 

May Ward's "Dresden Dolls," Rochester. 

"Follies of Pleasure." Buffalo. 

"Moulin Rouge Girls," Toronto. 

"Hello Paris." Detroit. 

"Passing Revue of 1914," Chicago. 

Andy Lewis and "International Girls," Cincin- 
nati. 

"Charming Widows." Louisville. 

"Monte Carlo GlrlB," Evansvllle and Indian- 
apolis. 

"Progressive Girls," St Louis. 

"September Morning Glories," KansaH city. 

"Big Revue." Omaha. 

"Dainty Maids," Lay off. 
Loveland Girls," Minneapolis. 

"Fascinating Blondes." St. Paul. 

.Joe Howard's "Pajama Girls," Milwaukee. 

Jean Bedlnl's "Mischief Makers," Chicago. 

"Broadway Belles," Chicago. 

"Grass Widows." Toledo and Akron. 

"Jolly Girls," Cleveland. 

"Holty Toity." Pittsburgh. 

"A Trip to Paris," Philadelphia. 



Change Name of Broad St. 

Trenton, N. J.. July 15. 

Daniel D. Scullen, formerly manager 
of the Broadway, Springfield. Mass., 
will take charge of the Broad Street 
theatre here for Max Spiegel. The 
house is to be opened about Aug. 15, 
with Columbia burlesque for the last 
half. It is the intention to play vaude- 
ville the first part of the week. 

The Broad Street is a "bad boy." in 
theatrical parlance, and in an effort to 
redeem it Scullen will change its name 
to The Cirand. 



FOUR-FIRM CALLED OFF. 

By the organizing and routing of 

separate burlesque shows over the 

Columbia Circuit for next season by 

James J. Lowry and Maury Jacobs it 

comes to light that there will be no 

further shows operated under the old 

firm's agreement. For some time 

Lowry and Jacobs with James Butler, 

the St. Louis theatrical man, and John 
Moynihan, of Brooklyn, have had a 
four-cornered partnership which oper- 
ated shows on the old Empire Cir- 
cuit (Western Wheel) by reason of 
Butler's theatres, the Standard, St. 
Louis, and Century, Kansas City, 
playing burlesque. 

According to the new arrangement, 
Lowry is to take one show under his 
wing and Jacobs the other. This, says 
Lowry, is done by agreement with the 
former firm of Butler-Jacobs-Lowry- 
Moynihan, Inc. 

The James J. Lowry Amusement Co. 
will handle "The Beauty Parade" on 
the Columbia, opening at the Casino, 
Brooklyn, Aug. 15. E. A. Shafer is 
managing, and Fred Jacobs will be 
ahead. In the cast are Andy Hare, 
musical director; Margaret Lee, Lilla 
Brennan, Estelle Cameron, Dancing 
Golds, George F. Hayes, Ambark Ali, 
W. A. Wolfe, George Saunders. 

Jacobs will have out "The Big Jubi- 
lee," with Pat White featured. 



LOTHROP SIGNS WITH EAST. 

The Columbia Amusement Co. 
( Eastern Burlesque Wheel) received 
the signed agreements from Dr. 
Lothrop, of Boston, Tuesday of this 
week. In them the Dr. agrees to play 
the Columbia attractions at his How- 
ard and Grand, Boston, next season. 

The final disposition has been held 
up for some weeks, since it was report- 
ed Lothrop had "flopped" from the 
Progressives to the Eastern Wheel. 
Last season the Lothrop houses played 
only the Progressive Wheel shows. 
Lothrop often stated (for publication) 
his theatres drew more business with 
the Progressives than they had ever 
done previously. 

Boston, July 15. 

It is understood Dr. Lothrop of the 
Howard and Grand opera house has 
been advised by his attorney he can 
successfully combat the contract be- 
tween him and <he Progressive Circuit. 

The Lothrop theaters here will play 
the Columbia's "extended circuit" 
shows, the Howard giving the Eastern 
Wheel attractions a guarantee weekly, 
and the Grand playing them on straight 
sharing terms. 

It is said the Progressive Wheel is 
in negotiation for one of the Shubert 
theaters in the city, for its shows next 
season. 



LALOR AND CALDER IN EAST. 

Frank Lalor, associated with Frank 
Calder in operating a burlesque show 
on the Progressive Wheel, has joined 
with Jack Glincs in producing "The 
Gay Morning Glories" on the Colum- 
bia Circuit this fall. Lalor and Calder 
last season had "The High Life Girls. " 

If yon don't adv«rtl M In VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



CHORUS GIRLS GIVEN CHANCE. 

The ambitious chorus girl or boy is 
at last to have a chance. Roland West, 
the extensive vaudeville producer of 
sketches and acts, is throwing open 
his office in the American theatre 
building to all those budding players 
who are now confined to the rank and 
file of musical shows. He needs them, 
says Mr. West, to play principal parts 
in his miniature companies that go over 
the vaudeville circuits. 

"They don't have to sing or dance, 
especially," remarked the producer, "I 
want just some intelligence combined 
with youth and good looks. The stage 
is crying for the freshness of youth. 
That creates atmosphere. I need peo- 
ple between 18 and 26 years old. 
Chorus girls and chorus men say that 
if they could only get a chance. I 
am going to give it to them. 

"Any girl or boy with some stage 
experience who thinks he or she can 
act, and fill the other requirements, will 
get a position with me that will give 
them a real stage experience which 
might lead to big things. I hope it 
does. I know what it means to want 
an opportunity and not be able to find 
it, for when I first came to New York 
and looked for work as an actor, I 
almost lost my eyesight and then I 
didn't get it. 

"There is plenty of talent concealed 
in the chorus, and it will remain there 
if not brought out. I have over 100 
accepted manuscripts for vaudeville 
acts I could put on next season if 
I had the people to play them. I have 
ten on hand right now that I am anx- 
ious to produce, and if I can secure 
results from the advertisement I have 
placed in this week's Variety, I will 
start working on them right away. 

"No, I am not going to teach any- 
body to act. If the applicants have 
personality and temperament, with the 
coaching they will receive at rehearsal, 
they will be all right. At least I think 
so and am going to try it." 

Mr. West, who is one of the largest 
producers of vaudeville acts in Amer- 
ica, is said to have gotten the idea of 
bringing out playing material from the 
chorus ranks through an experiment he 
recently tried, which developed greatly 
beyond his fondest hope. 



WASH. MARTIN MANAGING. 

Wash. Martin, who had a show on 
the Progressive Wheel last season, and 
who later dropped from the circuit al- 
together, is back and will manage one 
of Bluch Cooper's Columbia Wheel 
shows next season. Martin will 
handle "The Globe Trotters," which 
will have Etta Joerns, Eddie Collins 
and Leo Kendal among its principals. 

Cooper's "Roseland Girls," with 
Solly Ward and Lillian Fitzgerald, 
opens Aug. 8 at Providence. Walter 
Greaves will manage. 

"The Gypsy Maids," the former 
Cooper show, "Beauty, Youth and 
Folly" renamed, will not have any pre- 
liminary dates but will open the regu- 
lai season at the Empire, Brooklyn, 
Aug. 24. The manager will be William 
Y. Jennings. 



VARIETY 



CATHOLICS NEW "WHITE LIST" 
WOULD ALLEVIATE BAN RULE 



Philadelphia Movement for Proposed O. K. of Plays Embraces 
Conditions Whereby Managers with Clean and Whole- 
some Plays Pass Favor. Phases of New List. 



Philadelphia, July 15. 
Leaders in the Catholic theatre move- 
ment in this city are arranging to pre- 
pare a "white list" of plays to be is- 
sued before the opening of the coming 
season. The conditions under which 
plays are to be placed on this list fol- 
low: A play must not, with regards 
to morals, occupy debatable grounds. 
There should be a general agreement 
that the play is clean and wholesome. 
The appeal should be simple and uni- 
versal. The play should be fit for the- 
atregoers of all ages and suited to 
varied tastes. 



MRS. HARRIS PRODUCING. 

Positive proof that the widow of the 
late Henry B. Harris is not going to 
desert the theatrical business is evident 
by the fact that Mrs. Harris will pro- 
duce a new play next season which is 
being written by Bayard Veiller at 
Harmon-on-the-Hudson. 

It's likely the Veiller piece may be 
rehearsed and shaped in time to open 
the new fall season at the Hudson, 
following the present long run of "The 
Dummy," which will run through the 
summer, but is scheduled to play the 
"Big City" time / of the east. 

A selection is to be made of two 
pieces favorably considered for Rose 
Stahl, who will also go out next season 
in the new show under the Harris di- 
rection, as of yore. 



WOODS PLACING PLAYS. 

A. H. Woods has been busy this week 
placing new plays for New York thea- 
ters. A shift in plans may send Doug- 
las Fairbanks in "He Comes Up Smil- 
ing*' into the Republic, perhaps open- 
ing there August 6, when, if the piece 
is the anticipated success, another 
house will be found for Lew Fields in 
'The High Cost of Loving." 

A local home must also be located 
for John Mason in "Cornered," the 
newest name of the Woods play first 
called "The Jail Bird." Mr. Mason 
will open his season August 31, and be 
prepared to enter New York Septem- 
ber 14, possibly at the Liberty, al- 
though Woods had not settled defi- 
nitely upon any house up to Wednes- 
day. 

"He Comes Up Smiling" was pro 
duccd at Atlantic City last week. The 
Woods staff sees a metropolitan win- 
ner in it. The company is now laying 
off for further rehearsals 



BENNETT MAKING PICTURE. 

The report that Richard Bennett had 
sailed for F.urope is erroneous. Ben- 
nett and his company after closing 
their mad tour in "Damaged Goods" 
at Santa Barbara. Cal.. July 4. remained 
on the Pacific Coast to make a movie 
production of the "piece." 

Tt's now a certainty that Bennett 



will not produce "Damaged Goods" in 
dramatic form next season. It's also 
understood that he will not personally 
appear in the proposed production of 
"Maternity," for which he controls the 
stage rights. 



BRADY BANNER WEST. 

The William A. Brady banner is go- 
ing to do some tall waving in the 
west this fall as six shows are now 
assured of a trip to the Pacific Coast, 

with others to follow before the end 
of the season. Among those routed 
for Coast trips are the Gilbert-Sullivan 
Opera Co. (with De Wolf Hopper), 
"The Whip," "Too Many Cooks," 
"The Things That Count," Robert 
Mantell and "Baby Mine." 

Grace George will not go to the 
Coast next fall, her furtherest western 
point being Chicago. Alice Brady will 
have the honor of opening the new 
Playhouse season, Aug. 3, then heading 
the company in "When Sylvia Runs 
Away." Miss Brady is at present fill- 
ing a stock engagement in Dayton, O. 

Among Brady's new pieces will be 
"The Eldest Son," successfully tried 
out in stock last season. 



"APT. 13K" OPENING "COLD." 

'Apartment 13K," the Shuberts' first 
production for the coming season, will 
open "cold" in New York, at the El- 
liott theatre, next Monday night. It 
was to have had an out-of-town bath 
the same day at Asbury Park, but this 
(•ate was canceled. The piece is said 
to bear some resemblance to "Twin 
Beds" which William Harris, Jr., in- 
tends producing at the Harris Aug. 20, 
that show first opening in the east at 
the Savoy, Asbury Park, Aug. 3. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July IS. 
Margaret Mayo, who wrote "Twin 
Beds," which "Apartment K. 13" is said 
to resemble, is on her way to New 
York, aboard the Aquitania, and will 
endeavor to stop what she alleges is 
an infringement of her play. 

"Twin Heels" will open at the Ful- 
ton early in August. It is the dram- 
atization of the Edward Salisbury Field 
novel of that title by Miss Mayo. 

Ray Cox. Wallace and Jack Westley 
will resume their former roles when 
the piece reopens. 



Joe Howard's Season Over. 

St. Louis, July 15. 
foe Howard and Mabel McCane com- 
pleted their season at Suburban Park. 
Saturday. Gladys F.yman and Howard 
Marsh arc the new leaders of the musi 
cal company. 

If you don't advert!** In VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



BELASCO ENGAGES MISS CREWS. 

hollowing a plan decided upon be- 
fore makin ( divers productions at the 
Belasco tiieutrj itH'.tad oi permitting 
one piece to remain there indefinitely 
David Helasco intends to present Laura 
Hope Crews at that house following 
a limited engagement of his new piece 
"The Vanishing Bride," which is to 
open there Aug. 10. 

Miss Crews was to have been placed 
in "The Vanishing Bride" but Belasco 
changed his plans and selected a new 
play for her which will start rehearsals 
about the middle of August. The Be- 
lasco offices will not announce the title 
until later. 

Miss Crews was formerly with Henry 
Miller. As the latter in making the 
new production of "Daddy Long Legs" 
last season had no place for her in the 
show he granted her liberty to make 
new stage connections. Miss Crews for 
a time appeared with John Drew at 
the Empire, following her engagement 
with Miller in "The Rainbow." Miller 
gave the principal feminine role in 
"Daddy Long Legs" to Ruth Chatter- 
ton. 

Belasco has a year's contract with 
Miss Crews. Her new vehicle will be 
a strictly dramatic piece. 

"The Vanishing Bride" opens July 
27 at Long Branch, goes to Asbury 
Park and Atlantic City and then comes 
into New York. 



"OMAR" NOT OPPOSED. 

Los Angeles, July 15. 
"Omar, the Tentmaker" opened at 
the Majestic this week, and will have 
a big two weeks here. There is prac- 
tically no opposition to it. The 
Mason, which also plays big attrac- 
tions, is dark. 



Dead Flies for Passes. 

Watertown, N. Y., July 15. 
J. F. Madison, of Carthage, sprang 
the very latest in movie theatre adver- 
tising this week when he admitted 100 
boys and girls to his playhouse, the 
admission fee being 1,000 dead flies 
for each kid. Something like 112,000 
flies were handed in at the gate, and as 
a result Watertown's suburb is prac- 
tically flyless. 



Orrin Johnson in "Trapped." 

Arthur Hammerstein fixed it by 
cable. He had always wanted Orrin 
Johnson to act for him, so cabled 
Johnson on the other side, when 
the agreement was concluded for 
"Trapped," next season. 

The Hammerstein show will open at 
Atlantic City Sept. 14. The New York 
house for the metropolitan premiere 
will be settled upon by Aug. 1. 



"Blindness of Virtue" for S. & H. 

"The Blindness of Virtue" will go 
over the Stair Si Havlin time next sea- 
son, directed by Dave Lewis, who pur- 
chased the rights to the piece from 
William Morris. 

Shiller Leases Crescent. 

New Orleans, July 15. 
Kd. A. Shiller has leased the Cres- 
cent and will install the Kmma Bunt- 
ing Stock for a winter engagement. 



SHOWS IN 'FRISCO. 

San Francisco, July 15. 

The "Cabiria" feature film is show- 
ing at the Gaiety and will remain an- 
other fortnight. 

"Trifling With Tomorrow," which 
the All-Star stock company is offering 
at the Columbia, is not doing anything 
at the box office. So far the "all-star" 
proposition is not breaking even al- 
though the prospects for attendance 
recuperation are bright for next week 
with "Fine Feathers" underlined. 

Mimi Agulia opened to big business 
at the Cort Monday, her first night aud- 
ience being augmented by a large rep- 
resentation from the Italian colony of 
this city. The indications though point 
to an unprofitable two weeks' engage- 
ment if the repertoire for that period 
is confined wholly to the Italian lan- 
guage. 

BARRY'S PLAYS BAD PREMIERE. 

Los Angeles, July 15. 

Richard Barry, war correspondent 
and magazine writer, wrote "Brenda 
of the Woods," which had a bad pre- 
miere when presented at the Burbank 
Sunday. It is a drama in four acts, 
consisting mostly of dialog that did 
not wear well. 

The piece does not seem to hold a 
chance for success unless entirely re- 
constructed. Florence Martin had the 
leading role, and did well, considering 
what she had to work with. Miss 
Martin played the title role in a "Peg" 
show last season. # 

The Barry play was put on in an 
Oliver Morosco house. 



"WEAKER SEX" SHOWN. 

Toronto, July 15. 

The premiere performance of "The 
Weaker Sex" was given at Shea's (in 
stock) Monday night with Adele Blood 
as the star. This new piece is a drama 
in three acts and an epilog by Anna 
Richardson and Edmund Breese. Both 
the show and Miss Blood made a fa- 
vorable impression. 

The piece is based upon the eternal 
triangle with the man as the apex, opin- 
ions resultant bound to differentiate as 
to who represents the weaker sex. 

William Raymond and H. C. Cooper- 
cliffe have the principal male roles and 
were well received. 



ALL "SIXES" SET. 

All the openings for H. H. Frazee's 
"A Pair of Sixes" companies have been 
set. The first of the new companies, 
with Frank Mclntyre and Joseph Kil- 
gour, opens in Chicago at the Cort, 
Aug. 8. This company later plays the 
south. The present company at the 
Longacre, New York, will remain there 
until October or November, when it 
goes to Boston and Philadelphia for 
long engagements. 

Another company opens Sept. 6 at 
Davenport, la., and plays to the Coast. 
Still another opens at Scranton, Pa., 
Labor Day and will play all season 
in territory within 300 miles of New 
York. The last of the "Sixes" opens 
Sept. 19 for a tour of the "little states." 



Corse in Springfield. 

Springfield, Mass.. July 15. 
C »r.M' I'.iyton opens at the Court 
Square \n;;. .}. for a month's engage- 
ment. 



VARIETY 




11. T. (Jruntluiid, wb«> Uuh been handling the 
prcHH matter lor the AIutiuh Loew KnterpnaeH, 
will be tbe general press representative ul the 
entire Circuit, upon l^oew taking over the 
Suillvan-Conslcline houses Auk- 1- Abe Fein- 
berg, formerly In charge of the publicity for 
the S-i; time, will retnuln lu the Loi-w book- 
ing offlcuh, probably ululating the mineral 
booking manuKiT, Jos. M. Schenck in placing 
the bills togetlur on the western end of the 
time. 

Ueheurbalt> of "A I'ulr of Sixes" began Mon- 
day at the Longucre under the direetiou of 
ilgar MaeUregor. The Chicago Company 
will begin rehearsing early next month. Paul 
Nicholson and his vaudeville partner, Miss 
Norton, will have the parts of tbe butler and 
the slavey respectively In the latter com- 
pany. 



The original company of Kitty McKay 
•rill present thai play at Atlantic City for one 
week while the Western company will oceupy 
the stage at tbe Comedy. 



Mlllltent Easter, press representative for 
Keith's Columbus, was transferred to the 
Toltdo house when the former closed. 



Thomas H. Cullen has taken up tbe mana- 
gerial reins of Toll's Palace, Hartford, Conn. 

Robert C. Harris, press agent of the Grand 
opera house, Cincinnati, has a new job. He 
is promoting publicity for the 34-story Union 
Central Life Insurance Company building. 

The cast for the new Shubert piece," Are 
You My Wife?'' Includes Ethel Morrison, 
Harry Multland, Albert Keed, Albert Andrus, 
frank Walsh, Fletcher Harvey, Margaret 
Skirvln and Marlon Stevenson. . 



Carl Joseffy Is the treasurer of the Orph- 
eum, Dcs Moines. 



Jane Oaker will remain with the New York 
company of "The Dummy." Clara Weldon 
will have the same role In the second com- 
pany. 

James K. Hackett will not appear under the 
direction of W. N. Lawrence. James K. will 
continue under his own management as In 
former years. Mr. Lawrence Is assisting In a 
production in which Hackett contemplates ap- 
pearing. 



H. A. Morrison 1b engaged for the advance 
for "Follies of the Day" (Columbia Circuit), 
which opens at Baltimore, Aug. 22. 

Miss Loughborough, who Is promoting pub- 
licity for the Cranes at the New York theatre, 
requests that any Idea she Is from the Pacific 
Coast be removed. The nearest connection, 
sho states, Is her sister, Grace De Wolf, on 
the Frisco Examiner. Miss Loughborough 
credits Sis for her newspaper Instruction and 
Miss Loughborough of the New York, wears 
the dandiest little white Turban hat, If It is 
a Turban, and if it Isn't, that doesn't alter 
the fact, ho who wouldn't slip over this little 
bit for her. It must be soft to be a female 
press agent — and good looking. 

What seems to be the funniest Idea In press 
agentry this summer was tbe notice sent out 
the other day that one of the large picture 
manufacturing concerns had sold the rights to 
u northwestern state for $4,000. It looked as 
inough the press agent was trying to ad- 
vertise his concern was short of money, especi- 
ally as the particular feature picture men- 
tioned could have played one city in the state, 
disposed of to more profit than thut In three 
weeks. 



The Finberg Family is well fixed tor the win- 
ter, and with each of the boys working there 
will be no necessity of calling on the LadleB* 
Aid Society for any help. Abe Finberg goes 
ahead of Charles Baker's "The Tempers" on 
he Progressive Circuit. Charles Finberg will 
oe attached to onn of the Hurtlg Seamon 
shows while Harry Finberg Is going In ad- 
vance of tbe Morris Wnlnstock Co. on the 
Columbia Wheel. 

Cohan & Harris' plans call for a number 
of new plays for next season. The Astor sen- 
son will open Sept. Ul with George M. Cohans 
"Miracle Man." The Cnndler will become a 
legitimate house when "It Pays to Advertise " 
produced there in September. "Wanted 
S'JL'.OOO" will reach New York Inter In the sea- 
son, also "Love Among Lions." the musical 
piece In which William Collier Is to star. 
■ The Mouse of Glass" Is another new C. & H 
production for the fall. The following pieces 
are due for a road tour under the same man 
agement :' "The Uenilty Shop." "Nearly Mar- 
ried " three companies of "Seven Keys to Hald- 
pate." "I'nder Cover" will open at Cohan's 
o. li., Chicago. 

The Mnntauk. Brooklyn, will open Sept. ." 
v. i'h the "Rule of Three." 

When the (lU)'i it Sullivan Operatir Co. goes 
t . the f'oast \U\> Till It will have live cars. 
f,,,ir to i : rry the s«-ei!ery and oiv- for the 
o o|,|e. T-.vo of William A. Rrady >. ^h.-.w;. 
; iu.\u.iit . ml Paid l-'or" and "W.i\ Down 
!' ,•*(•• have been routel over the Stair ' In villi 
rjiciin hy I'.rndy'a New York hooker 

l-'lovd Kin?, eonlraetlnn u« nt with the Wa!- 
1.. r.-i'aaenhnek elreiis. a formed advance man 



and who last year covered police reports for a 
Memphis paper, has several offers to return to 
pathtlndlng next season. 



Allen K. Foster starts the work of stage 

directing the new John C. Fischer show, 

The Debutante," in which Hazel Dawn Is to 

star about Aug. 1<>. Tbe sbow is announced 

to open at the National, Washington, Sept. 1'S. 



F. F. P roc- tor Incorporated li) companies 
last week in Albany. The Incorporation was 
to rearrange the various Proctor theatres. 
The incorporators are George A. Wallen, F. F. 
Proctor and F. F. Proctor, Jr. 

"Something Doing" is going to be produced 
ii ex. season. It's u crook play by Marion 
Fairfax. 



The Friars had un outing yesterday. 

Ralph Edwards will have.n part In "Hanky 
Panky" next season. 

Ann Murdock has signed with H. H. F razee 
for three years. 

Norman Hackett will appear next season In 
the former Walker Whiteside piece. "The 
Typhoon." Marlon Nichools will have the 
former Florence Reed role. 



"What Happened In 1*1*" will opt n ut Harris 
Aug. 24. It will be played the week before 
at Atlantic City. The cast Includes Reginald 
Harlow, Frank Kemble Cooper, Malcolm Dun- 
can, Robert Fisher. Charles Abbe. Wadsworth 
Harris, J. K. Hutchinson. Charles Sllber. Car- 
roll McComas, Estar Ranks, Elizabeth Arlaans 
and Heleen Crane. Eugene R. Sanger will 
produce the piece. 

The Selwyns have a fane by Edwin Milton 
Koyle entitled "Peace and Quite." 

Arthur Rergh and his orchestra commenced 
a senson of concerts In Central Park July 14. 
Concerts will he given **very evening and 
Saturday and Sunday afternoons. 

Conrad Cantsen has signed with David Be- 
las:o for "The Vanishing Bride." 

The Cohan & Harris press department sent 
out the announcement thnt George M. Cohan 
will wrltP a musical review for the Astor 
every year. 

"The Call of Youth" Is going to be sent out 
again next season, hut will hnve new man- 
agement at the helm. 

"The Madcap DuehcsR." the Victor Herbert 
oneratlc piece which was brought out at the 
Globe. Is to be revived, several managers hnv- 
Ing put In a bid for the piece. 

Snin Rurton returned from the west last 
week all decked out In new scenery and a 
straw. From last reports he was looklne 
around for George Costaln's cane to complete 
the disguise. 

George Moon-, manager of the Valentine. 
Toledo, with Ed. Stnlr for many years, made 
his flrBt Broadway appearance in four year* 
last week. He's here visiting Rod Wacom 1 ?-. 
who Is related to him by marriage. 



DIEPENBROCK COLLAPSES. 

San Francisco, July 15. 
A portion of the roof of the Diepen- 
hrock theatre, Sacramento, in which 
the Ed. Redmond Dramatic Stock 
Company is playing, collapsed Friday 
night shortly before the time for the 
evening performance to begin. The 
damage is estimated at $15,000. The 
stage, orchestra pit and first few rows 
of seats were badly damaged. All the 
properties of the theatre and scenery 
were ruined. Tt will require a month 
to repair the damage. 



STANDARD, PHILLY, SOLD. 

Philadelphia. July 15. 
The Standard theatre. 1126-1134 
South street, has been sol.! by Joseph 
W. Cummings to John T Gibson, the 
present tenant who will operate the 
bouse next season under the name of 
Gibson's Xevv Standard theatre. A 
few years ago the house \va-- owned 
by Jacob Adler. who put oi; Yiddish 
plays there. The sale was made for a 
nominal sum and a mortgage of $47.- 
700 



HAMMERSTEIN'S CORNER BAR. 

If the report of the bar on Hammer- 
stein's corner comes out, "Davy" will 
have to move up nearer to "Solly," 
and the only desk in the Hammerstein 
private office is likely to become a 
small time table through lack of space. 

For someone believes the southeast 
corner of the lobby or the northwest 
corner of Seventh avenue and 42d 
street (.which is the same location) 
would make a dandy little liquor bar, 
and would be worth in rent about 
$7,500 annually, if anyone wanted a 
bijou saloon on the busy thoroughfare. 

Nobody will claim credit for the 
scheme until a prospective renter 
shows. 



McINTOSH PAYING C0RBETT $650. 

The salary paid to James J. Corbett 
by Hugh Mcintosh for twenty or more 
weeks on the other side of the earth 
will be $650 weekly, with two fares 
both ways. Mr. Corbett opens in Aus- 
ti alia in February. He will also ap- 
pear in India, under Mcintosh's di- 
rection. 

Jimmy Britt is another former 
champion pugilist who will appear on 
the Mcintosh time in Australia, India 
and South Africa. Mr. Britt opens 
over there next June. Meanwhile he 
will go to London, which he has not 
seen for about four years. Jimmie 
sails Tuesday on the Aquitauia, with 
Mcintosh. 



HOTEL SLEUTH ACQUITTED. 

Cincinnati, July 13. 
Municipal Judge Fox has honorably 
acquitted House Detective Albert 
Cates, of the Sinton. and his wife. Anna 
Lee, an actress, who were arrested on 
complaint of a woman who said her 
gloves had been stolen at the hotel. 
The gloves were found at Cates home. 
He proved he had found them and they 
had lain in the check room for six 
months without a claimant. Manager 
Fleming, of the Sinton, says he thinks 
the charges against the Cates were 
trumped up. 

VAUDE IN PALACE, ROCKFORD. 

Rockford, 111., July 15. 

The new Palace, costing about $125,- 
000, controlled by the Hyman-Butter- 
field interests, is scheduled to open 
Dec. 1 next with eight acts of vaude- 
ville booked by* the \V. V. M. A. of 
Chicago. 4 

This will give H.-B. control of three 
house, with the Orphcum and Majestic. 
The' Orpheum is now playing pop vau- 
deville, with the other house playing 
stock. Rumor has it that the Orpheum 
will turn to stock in the fall and that 
the Majestic, playing stock, will offer 
pictures. 

Cincinnati Is Hot. 

Cincinnati. July 15. 
I lu temperature reached 103 degrees 
auri vaudeville and movie theatres had 
frightful business, Sunday. The local 
heat record is 105 degrees. 



Playing "Sundays" Next Season. 

The 1 )c Kalb. Brooklyn, and Min- 
er's. Bronx, will have Sunday vaude- 
\ille next season, placed there by 
Freeman Bernstein. 



LOEWS PLAN. 

(Continued from Page 3) 

ported purchase price of $1,500,000 
Loew paid for the S-C business. $100,- 
000 of this is said to have been turned 
over when the contract for the sale 
was signed. Installments of $250,000 
are payable at intervals, according to 
the story, until the full amount shall 
have been liquidated. 

Carl Levi, who lately returned from 
a trip over the S-C Circuit in the in- 
terests of Loew, leaves again this week 
to cover the same territory. He will 
be away two or three months. J. 
Lubin, who also reported for Loew 
on the S-C and theatrical conditions 
in the west, will probably be returned 
there in an executive capacity. 

Eugene Meyers, manager of Loew's 
Orpheum, New York, left New York 
Tuesday night for a western trip upon 
instructions from the Loew headquar- 
ters. Mr. Meyers will return to take 
charge of the new Loew theatre in 
Philadelphia, when that house opens. 

The date lias not yet been set for 
the removal of the Loew booking 
office from the Heidelberg to the Put- 
nam Building. It will occur during 
August. 



ITALIANS IN WRANGLE. 

Leon De Costa, who runs the Grand 
and Italia theatres on the Bowery, had 
considerable trouble when unable to 
pay his acts and musicians Sunday 
night. 

F. Acierno, who owns the leases for 
the two houses, is guaranteed %72 a 
night from the receipts. 

Sunday when De Costa went for his 
returns he found Acierno had taken 
all, stating there was nothing left over. 

The employees showed their wrath 
when De Costa was unable to pay 
them and the police were called to pro- 
tect him. 

Proceedings have been started 
against De Costa by the unpaid, and he 
has started suit against Acierno, claim- 
ing breach of contract. 



Wild West Man Forfeits Bail. 

Canastota, July 15. 

S. T. Banks, an official of the Kit 
C arson Wild West Show, held on $250 
bail on a sc.ious charge following a 
pliched battle between circus employes 
and Canastota authorities, failed to ap- 
1 ear, and ihc bail was forfeited. 

Two other circus men have been 
held for the Grand Jury on the charge 
of being responsible for operating a 
gambling game in connection with the 
circus. 



WALTER WILL PICK 'EM. 

That young man who has elected 
himself Mayor of 34th Street. Walter 
Rosenberg, will select the pictures for 
the Oscar Hammerstein East Side 
opera house, when the season opens 
there with the film policy. 

Mr. Rosenberg explains his qualifica- 
tions by stating Mr. Hammerstein 
officially designated him as picker up- 
on hearing that Walter never found 
anyone attending bis Savoy thealre on 
the same 34th street who objected to 
the picture program. 

The Hammerstein opera house is 
putting in a $27,500 Moller organ. 



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Harry A. Shea has gone up in the 
mountains on a vacation. 

Corbin Sheild is now managing the 
Trenton, Lynchburg, Va. 

Charlie Delmore (Delmore and 
Light) is the daddy of a girl, born 
July 3. 

Clyde Spencer has not severed his 
connections with the International Al- 
liance of Theatrical Stage Employes. 

"Hans Hanson" (Nelson Loranger, 
manager) is scheduled to open August 
8 in the west 

Mae Clark, now playing with one of 
Leffier-Bratton's tabs, is going into 
burlesque. 

Jack Goldberg of the Loew Booking 
office leaves today for a vacation of 
two weeks. 



Two "Midnight Girls" shows will go 
out next season, one with George Mac- 
Farlane starred. 

"A Good Samaritan" is the new play 
William B. Patton will use, the open- 
ing being August 30. 

Harry Fern, in vaudeville 1 st sea- 
son, is opening a massage 'ia;ior in 
New York. 



A. Westley Dillon and K nn K Her 
ring (known profession.ill'. :i> MantHl 
and Southern) were i:i..rnt'(! Iu) v i(), 
l.y Alderman Pouke- ';: New York 

"The Prince of Tonigl ' operated 

by Lecompte J ■ V !• .\ bad every- 
thing set for ai. ,«' urv ; ^ Waukegan, 
July 30. 

"Sis H'okir.s' School Days'' is a new 

act Co 1 ii l v ( ;.ibri( v 11 have out 
iuxt m i' 1 l'i< Pearson fea- 

ture' 1 



The Columbia, Rockaway, is now of- 
fering films. 

Joe Keno (Keno and Green) will 
work hereafter with Elizabeth Mayne 
until Rosie Green (Mrs. Keno) is 
physically able to return to the stage. 

Fred St. Onge is confined to his 
home at 414 St Nicholas avenue, New 
York, with a sore toe that narrowly 
escaped blood poisoning. 

The Grand Opera House, New York, 
opens in August, K. & E. having de- 
cided to open the house early with a 
ttaveling combination. 

Harry Armer has replaced Max 
Fehrman as musical director of "The 
College Girls." * Fehrman becomes 
house • director for the Olympic, New 
York. 

Ben Jackson, proprietor of the Sam- 
ple Suit Company, was married July 5 
to Kate Sussman. After the honeymoon 
the couple will be at home, 285 Kings- 
ton avenue, Brooklyn. 

Grace Noble, New York magazine 
writer and Clough Anderson, one of 
Cincinnati's social leaders, were mar- 
ried at Brooklyn, N. Y., several days 
ago. 

Bruno Steiner, brother to our own 
"Doc," was general private secretary 
at one time to Prince Ferdinand, re- 
cently assassinated. Doc's brother is 
now Consul at the Vatican, Rome. 

Fred R. Kalck, president and gen- 
eral manager of the Imperial Curtain 
Co., was married July 14, to Elsie 
Mertens, a Bronx young woman and 
a non-professional. 



"The Passing Show of 1913," the 

Shubert Winter Garden production of 
last summer, returned to New York 
Tuesday and disbaoded. The show 
had been very successful on the road. 

There's a young man operating a 
summer pop show on the Jersey shore. 
He plays four acts or so and his bill 
for commissions the last half of last 
week was $2.20. 

Mrs. Anna V. Morrison has a 

juvenile sextet entitled "Vacation 
Kids," which she is routing along the 
beaches. The kids are offering a sing- 
ing and dancing act. 

Harry L. Newman left Tuesday for 
a trip to the Coast in the interests of 
the Ted Snyder music publishing firm. 
It will keep him away from New York 
r »r live months. 



Joe Miller and Elsie Faye are back 
in New York after 18 months away. 
They may go over the Orpheum time, 
or return to England next February 
to take up a world's tour that includes 
all of the Mcintosh route. 

Raymond Benjamin, Assistant-Attor- 
ney-General of California, of the Napa 
Lodge, has been elected as grand ex- 
alted ruler of the Elks. Edward Leach, 
of New York, lias been the big chief 
for the past year. 



Fred Fisher, the song writer, was 
married July 8 to Anna Davis, a vau- 
devillian. 

William Sraythe, the chief show 
booker of the David Belasco office, is 
back on the job, after a month's ab- 
sence. 

The rumor came out again this week 
that Moss & Brill, after August 1 
would place the pop shows in the Hal 
sey and Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, and 
the 116th Street, (Bronx). These 
houses are known as the Saxe Theater's 



Alex Bevani, the Pacific Coast ope- 
ratic impresario, is in New York as 
sembling a company of 85 people to 
present grand opera through the south 
and west during the coming season. 
Bevani plans to open around Labor 
Day. 

The police arrested a crowd of men 
for loitering in front of the Gaiety 
theatre entrance. As the Gaiety's ele- 
vators work poorly half the time, the 
elevator overflows to the sidewalk. 
The bluecoats may have caught the 
overflow. 

"Potash and Perlmutter" may play 
out the summer at the Cohan and it 
may not. It all depends. The weather 
has helped business and with the sal- 
aries of the company different than 
they were when the original company 
played, the show is making money at 
present. 

The Play Producing Co., consisting 
of George Kingsbury, general man- 
ager; Helen Tyler, J. C. Duff, and 
Clinton Moffatt, treasurer of the 
Gaiety, which put over "The Dummy" 
after it had done $1,200 in Boston and 
looked like a hopeless case, has a num- 
ber of new pieces on the docket for 
production next season. 

GOODWIN'S GAGS. 

By Joe Goodwin. 

This is the time to annually postpone 
that trip to Europe until "next sunl- 



it 



mer. 

Dad's theatrical hotel in Philadel- 
phia supplies peanuts to their guests 
in the grill room. Many a bum crack 
is made there. 

Curio Dept. — Highest prices paid for 
original copies of contracts issued to 
Hebrew comedians for "Potash & Rerl- 
mutter" Cos. 

Women wearing rubber corsets these 
days may explain why men turn around 
to look at them more than they ever 
did before. That is, if you can stretch 
your imagination. 

Exposure?? 

Along with the recent exposure of 
railroad deals. Washington hotel lob- 
byists, etc., T am exposing the right 
names of some of our song-writers. 

Joe Young Yussel Youdovitch 

Bert Grant Harnay Finklestone 

H arry Carrol Hershel Subrinsky 

Joe Goodwin Joseph Altschuler 

Grant Clark Leopold Lifschutz 

lames Kendis. says his folks forgot to 

tell hirr. 



Herman Paley, tries to get away with 

it by saying it's his own. 

Harry Von Tilzer Harry Gum 

Nat Osborne Nathan Osnowitz 

The next time you meet any of the 
above, call them by their "Christian" 
names. 



Sons; Titles Explained. 
If That's Your Idea of a Wonder- 
ful Time, Take Me Home" — A week in 

V\ aterbury. 



Mow that the Mexican affair is about 
i<> l»e settled we hope the A. B. C. boys 
u'u to the foot of the class. 



Why Girls Leave Home. 

Three burlesque wheels this coming 
season. 



LEST WE FORGET. 

I am speaking of a fellow 
Who's long since laid at rest, 
Who spoke a speak for everyone, 
Whose middle name was always fun, 
Until his day on earth was done. 
Ren Shields. 

He never won a battle, 
Upon a battle field, 
But still he fought and won and lost 
And lost and smiled what e'er the cost, 
He's gone but not forgotten. 
Ren Shields. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 

Call: — The Hokum Girls Burlesque 
Company — all principals engaged re- 
port at once at Surefire Hall. Come- 
dians may check their stage mouey and 
table scenes at the door. 

Now that there is a law in New York 
against selling "dope," a lot of acts 
are liable to tell their right salaries. 

Fr^ecport has a headline murder mys- 
tery and all the other actor colonies 
are sore over the publicity it's receiv- 
ing. Some of the deputy sheriffs at 
Freeport are Billy Gould, George P. 
Murphy, Henry Hodge and Fred Gray 
(Gray and Graham). If they don't 
have the mystery cleared up by the 
time the season opens, they say it will 
have to hold over until next summer. 

it's a good thing quartets stopped 
naming themselves after different cities 
—It gave the lunch rooms a chance to 
grab off some titles. 

The moving picture people lost a 
great chance by not having a man on 
the job when Brutus stabbed Ceasar. 

They are still advertising a book en- 
titled "How to Write Popular Songs," 
but so far no one has written one en- 
titled "How to Collect Your Royalties." 

We umpired a game of ball at Free- 
port last week and only lost 18 friends. 
That's all that played in the game. 

Hadn't ought to mention Joe Good- 
win, but we will, because wc feel sorry 
every time we think of that advertis- 
ing bill Henry Watterson must stand 
for weekly — and we notice Joe is un- 
able to slip over more than one title 
every other week. 



10 



VARIETY 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 



Frear, Baggott and Frear, Hcnd* 
son's. 



Chrystal Heme and Co. 
"Dora" (Dramatic). 
15 Mine.; Full Stage. 
Majestic, Chicago. 

Chicago, July 15. 
"Dora" is about an extravagant wife, 
who leads a husband, through her 
expensive habits, to the crime of forg- 
ery in order to keep her supplied with 
pretty gowns and other things. It 
is by Julie Heme, sister of Chrystal, 
who chose to make her debut in the 
two-a-day by way of this vehicle. The 
story opens as the district attorney 
(Robert Whitworth) announces that 
he has the goods on Richard Ingran, 
the husband of the woman he loved in 
other years. He puts the tell-tale 
checks in his desk and, turning out the 
lights, leaves the room for a moment. 
Mrs. Ingran (Miss Heme) enters, rum- 
mages through the desk and is just 
about to get away with the evidence 
against her husband, when in comes 
the district attorney. Follows much 
pleading by the woman for her hus- 
band. District attorney is obdurate. 
During this talk, he learns the letter 
in which he proposed marriage to the 
woman five years before never reached 
her, and that a forged reply was sent. 
This puts a different aspect on the 
matter, and the attorney, relenting, 
tells the woman to go with the checks. 
Right here comes a surprise. As the 
woman opens the door to flee, she is 
confronted by her husband, calm as a 
cake of ice, but full of suppressed 
wrath. He tells her he has two men 
outside who are there to tell the world 
of her own and the perfidy of the dis- 
trict attorney. Then the woman tells 
of the magnanimous treatment of the 
man of law, which causes the husband 
to cringe and whine, but it is too late. 
She denounces h''m as a forger, not 
only of checks, but of a letter that 
has ruined the happiness of herself and 
the man she had loved. After the big 
denunciation scene, the woman goes 
out into the night and the playlet is 
over. Miss Heme is an experienced 
actress, and she handled the lines and 
situation of her act well, but her sup- 
port is wretched. Mr. Whitworth, as 
the attorney, is stiff and stilted and 
rrad his lines parrotwise. George 
Howell, as the husband, was a little 
better, but not much. J. A. Kemmett, 
as a detective, was pretty bad. 'The 
vehicle gives Miss Heme her required 
few moments of strong acting, and 
with her name, and that of her sister 
in connection, there is little reason why 
the sketch may not live some little 
time. Reed. 



Rich and Galvin. 

Dancers. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Brighton. 

With most of their work consisting 
v,f dancing these two boys ought to 
get along. One tries to sing but he 
docs much better with his feet. The 
closing i*i very fast ami helps them 
over. 



Harry Carroll and Laura Hamilton. 
12 Mins., One. 
Songs and Piano. 
Brighton. 

Name* Carroll! Harry? Yes! Com- 
; user? Yes! Yours? Hamilton! Laura? 
Vis! dinger? ???? . That is the 
way this couple have decided to begin 
their vaudeville act. Harry shows in a 
nice little new white spick and span 
suit. Miss Hamilton first appears in a 
white summerish frock with a seashore 
hat. They start their work with Harry 
pounding the ivories and Laura trying 
her vocal powers. No numbers in the 
act that will get very far as popular 
songs. For a second costume Miss 
Hamilton has a lavender creation with 
a purple waist in which she shows some 
of her training in several steps and 
high kicking. The voice of Miss Ham- 
ilton is not powerful but her looks and 
gowns will help her greatly. Carroll 
at the piano is like a firecracker, work- 
ing all the time, and by the time the 
act is over he is about all in, or out. 
The one thing the turn needs is songs. 
Carroll ran through his "Sea" number 
on the piano to have one selection that 
sounded like something. The talk is 
of the snappy variety. These two 
should prove an attraction in Broad- 
way vaudeville. 



Irene Weston and Ray Arverson. 

Society Dancers. 

11 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Brighton. 

The girl is very tall and could not 
be called pretty but she can dance. Her 
partner is a nice clean cut chap who 
tends strictly to his dancing. The 
dances include "Waltz Evolution," 
pretty and graceful; "Monte Carlo 
Tango" and "Maxixe," neither contain- 
ing anything novel. The last, "Cake 
Walk Drag," supposed to be an orig- 
inal creation, has a few little oddities 
about it, but nothing that need be 
copied by others. As there are any 
number of these turns this couple can 
not be termed the best nor the worst. 



Marconi Brothers (3). 
Accordeon. 
13 Mins.; One. 
Henderson's, Coney Island. 

A trio of young men who play the 
accordeon together. The variety stage 
has had single and double accordeon 
turns but this is the first time three 
of the instruments have been put to- 
gether. At Henderson's Monday the 
act scored, especially with the topical 
song medley played at the finish. No 
solos arc offered and it's just as well. 
The Marconi Trio plays well and the 
men stick strictly to business although 
the players can improve their offering 
in more way* than one. With a little 
more class and showmanship, the trio 
will rankliigh. Mark. 



Ethel Vane. 

Acrobatics. 

8 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Jefferson. 

A fair trapeze and ring performer 
is this woman who appears very neat 
and attractive in a white union suit 
and purple tights, with a generous 
sash around her waist. The work con- 
sists of the regular tricks, with the 
big finish a revolving bit on the 
trapeze. The work is tiring and 
should be rewarded. 



George N. Brown. 

Walker. 

12 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Brighton Music Hall. 

This young chap has the appearance 
and gift of talk usually missing in 
acrobatic or freak acts. George N. 
Brown opens in "one" and tells all 
about himself and a good deal more 
about his training partner, Peter Gold- 
en, the old-time pedestrian. Also tells 
he and Golden will walk a match race 
of one mile on his specially constructed 
and truly perfect treadmill. The drop 
goes up and he introduces Golden. 
The two mount their walkers and 
start the long gTind. An indicator is 
used to show the distance covered. 
The old chap is given a handicap on 
the champion, but the race finishes a 
tie. With the aid of the orchestra, 
which yelled and tried to start enthusi- 
asm for the contestants, the race was 
rather exciting. Brown has an act 
along novel lines. 



Burke and Harris. 

Songs. 

11 Mins.; Two., 

American Roof. 

Burke and Harris, two cabaret sing- 
ers, provide some neat entertainment in 
their manner of singing the pop songs, 
with a couple of character numbers 
added. The couple open with two 
plush covered chairs instead of a bench 
on the stage, first singing a number 
telling what they are going to do. 
Later the boys do a "cissy" number. 
and finish with a "Ghost" song, taking 
an encore on that. There, is no piano 
in this act. Burke and Harris look well 
and also did well "No. 4" at the Ameri- 
can. They can go along on the small 
time as entertainers with songs. 

Fime. 



Virginia Harland. 

Songs. 

12 Mins.; One. 

American Roof. 

Virginia Harland is a "singing sin- 
gle," using popular numbers, and 
changing clothes. She is a brunct, with 
a voice that needs magnetism to back 
it up. Miss Harland at the American 
Tuesday night appeared "No. 2." At 
the most she is but a conventional 
"single." who may improve as she pro- 
ceeds. Rime. 



Freed and Le Van. 
Sonps and Talk. 
12 Mins.; One. 
Jefferson. 

The little follow is probably Harry 
Le Van of burlesque fame, and then 
again he may not be. If not, maybe 
he should be, for his comedy is what 
burlesque patrons want. His partner 
is a straight, but tries at times to be 
comical. The turn contains dancing 
and songs with a little talk thrown in 
and is amusing for summer threc-a-day. 



Clark and Mack. 

Songs. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Clark and Mack offer songs and 
"nut" comedy in "one." The taller man 
is the "nut" and he also shows some 
good dancing. The two open in eve- 
ning dress, but one changes to a com- 
edy costume. They close with bur- 
It squc dancing that goes wry big. 
Laugh getters on the small time. 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation of Logitimata 
Attractions in Naw York. 



'Apartment K-13, 
(July 20). 



Maxine Elliott 



Roland West Co. (3). 
"Wifey" (Comedy). 
15 Mins.; Five (Parlor). 
American Roof. 

A nifty little comedy, well played ai 
the American this week, probably with 
a temporary cast as Allan Dinehart is 
the principal player. The playlet will 
need a first class company to put it 
ever as well as the trio now handling 
the piece did Tuesday evening. It 
dwells upon love-though-married, and 
the opening introduces a young couple 
lately wed, bothered by a cynical friend, 
who wanted to marry the wife before 
she accepted her present husband. The 
friend thinking he has something on 
the girl, informs her she was with a 
man for a week in the Maine woods 
before her marriage. The wife admits 
it and says she will test her husband's 
love by informing him of it at once. 
She does. He fumes a little, demands 
to know whom it was, and wife says it 
was himself. Curtain drops for an in- 
stant to denote six months' lapse. 
Husband and wife scrapping as same 
friend enters. Wife tells husband he 
must order friend out or she will leave. 
whereupon husband invites friend to 
enter, and wifcy is much annoyed, ex- 
iting Friend grows caustic over what 
time does to married life, and hus- 
band wagers $250 he can prove his 
wife loves him to distraction. Follow- 
ing some business, with friend behind 
a screen, husband leaves bottle of mer- 
cury on table, falls on floor, friend 
smashes vase to- draw wife back, and 
she re-enters, believes her husband 
dead, and wins his bet for him by 
drinking the mercury herself, in her 
despair at losing him. It was only 
water, so she didn't die, nor did the 
sketch that makes its own atmosphere 
by the liveliness of the players, Mr. 
Dinehart's personality having such an 
effect upon the audience they would 
not even accept bis serious speeches, 
laughing at the wrong time as well as 
the right, probably because they liked 
him. Piggy C'oudray plays the wife. 
She also has personality and does ex- 
tremely well in the hard emotional 
scene, upon finding her husband has 
poisoned himself, but the girl needs ex- 
perience, also a carriage. She looks 
well and is fortunate in this sketch to 
have Mr. Dinehart near. The friend 
was nicely handled by Mr. Karr. Some 
bright lines that hold laughs are in the 
dialog, and the piece goes along at 
good speed. It's an act that will get 
the feminine portion of an audience 
immediately, and makes a number, that, 
if well castcd, could go on any bill, the 
bij* time early, and the small big time 
« v r In „' small time in a late position. It 
rioted the first half at the American. 

Si me. 



Reynolds and Sullivan. 
Songs and Dances. 
12 Mins.; One. 

The man is a dancer but docs not 
try for any of that in solos, dancing 
with his partner, who, although she 
works hard, is not a natural dancer. 



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Dare and Dare. 
Society Dancers. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Jefferson. 

These society couples are just sim- 
ply infesting the small time and edu- 
cating the people to what they think 
is the right way to dance. These two 
are not sensational, but will please 
those who are no over critical. The 
last number is a horse trot one-step 
that should prove most pleasing to 
the patrons of continuous vaudeville. 
This couple can be recommended on 
the business-like way they go about 
their work. 



Nellie English. 
Songs (Special Set). 
12 Mins.; Full Stage. 

This single has rather a novel idea 
in the way she makes her costume 
changes without exiting. She has a 
square box-like house in the center of 
the stage. After each song, she runs 
in there and while her costume is be- 
ing changed, sings through a little 
hole. It keeps her in touch with the 
audience the entire time. The songs 
are of the character nature and a dif- 
ferent costume is used for each. The 
closing bit in the grotesque dress could 
be changed to the Dutch number and 
show the woman off to better advan- 
tage. The small-time audience seemed 
to take kindly to the offering. 



Taylor Sisters. 
Songs and Piano. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Both are well built girls. The 
stouter is at the piano during the en- 
tire turn, her partner doing the num- 
bers. The songs are mostly of the 
quiet nature, and the girls keep away 
from the noisy slam bang variety as 
much as possible. The pianiste con- 
tributed some highbrow enunciation, 
not very fitting for the opening spot 
on the small time. As a pop house 
sister act these girls should be able 
to please. The name of the act is too 
similar to that of the Taylor Twin Sis- 
ters, roller skaters. 



Edythe Mirfield. 

Songs. 

8 Mins.; One. 

It is most peculiar an ordinary nor- 
mal appearing girl should be possessed 
of such a very deep voice as Edythe 
Mirfield has. Her songs arc mostly 
ballads, the last sung through a mega- 
phone. Her voice is strong enough by 
itself. A change of dress for the last 
number to a white silk affair looked 
much better than the first dress worn. 
Gifted as she is with something out of 
the ordinary vocally, Edythe may keep 
working. 



Earl's Quartet. 

Songs. 

IS Mins.; One. 

Four boys go in for straight sing- 
ing and are a great relief after the 
numerous attempts of these four men 
acts to install comedy into their rou- 
tine. This quartet uses the popular 
published numbers that seem to be the 
requirements of small-time audiences. 
It is also noteworthy the evening 
dross is not burdened with jet buttons. 
The boys have snap that should keep 
them working. 



Irene West and Co. (4). 

Comedy Sketch. 

22 Mins.; One, Two and One. 

Rather a novel idea is worked out 
in this sketch. At the opening the 
impression is it is merely a woman 
single. Irene West starts in "one" 
and sings a verse from two or three 
songs, then faints and falls back against 
the curtain. The stage manager rushes 
out and takes her back. Another man 
from the audience goes on the stage. 
The drop goes up, revealing a dressing 
room. The manager brings the woman 
in and brings her to. She thanks him, 
and then the other man enters. He 
is her husband, but they have been 
separated for some time. After some 
dialog, they become reconciled. The 
manager then asks her to go on again. 
She says she must have the assistance 
of her husband. The two finish with 
a song in "one." The fainting works 
very well, and it would completely de- 
ceive if the stage hand did not rush 
out to keep the husband off the stage. 
The actual work in the sketch is done 
by Miss West, the others figuring but 
little. The stage manager is not of 
the regular type. His appearance is 
more that of an old-time actor. Piece 
well enough played. 



William Vincent. 

Songs and Talk. 

14 Mins.; One. 

William Vincent does not seem to 
care much for appearance. He calm- 
ly walks out in an ordinary looking 
business suit that might stand press- 
ing. The act goes from songs to a 
long talking bit about the Actors' 
Fund Fair and the peculiar character- 
istics of the various footlight favorites. 
The department store talk is not very 
amusing and could be replaced with a 
song. For a small time single this 
man has the goods. 



Margaret Farrell. 

Songs. 

12 Mins.; One. 

With a good old Irish name and a 
very green costume at the opening, this 
rather tall single makes a good start 
with "He's the Son of an Irishman." 
For the second song she changes to 
a blue soubret costume, not overbecom- 
ing, and the French accent used with 
the chic song misses. The third change 
is a brilliant and classy gown of silvery 
material. In this she sings a love song 
that tells the audience all about the 
loving business. Miss Farrell has a 
good idea of what is wanted. The en- 
core (or fourth number) could replace 
the second and bring better results. 



Leonard and Wood. 
Hebrew Comedians. 
10 Mins.; One. 

One big man with black chin whisk- 
ers and a short chap who calls the 
other Papa compose this two-act. Much 
time is taken up with talk in which 
a number of old-time laugh lines are 
used. The chin whiskers look similar 
t<< those sold on the street for a dime. 
The act did very big on 14th street. 



If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S. 

The rain fooled 'em at the Corner 

Tuesday night. Around eight oV. :«•!; 

there was hardly a handful on the 

Roof, and it looked like a bad night 

in the box office, when all of a sudden 

the people poured in and in a jiffy 
nearly every seat atop the Victoria 
was taken, with the box tiers well oc- 
cupied. 

This week's show deviates little from 
lust week, with some of the acts held 
over there that have about worn out 
the welcome mat. Houdini, however, 
proves an exception to the rule, and 
this P. T. Barnum of vaudeville is still 
a factor. 

A delegation from the bricklayers' 
union, headed by one of its blueshirted 
officials, delayed proceedings when 
Houdini prepared to do his "brick wall 
penetration." Houdini uses a wall of 
dry brick, and when the committee was 
invited to step upon the stage the 
bricklayers turned out in force. One 
veteran of the hod and plaster had on 
his working clothes and, flashing a 
tro.wel, proceeded to hammer away at 
some of the bricks. Several were pried 
loose. The bricklayers dared Houdini 
to "walk" through a wall made by them 
of plastered brick. Houdini accepted 
their "deft" on conditions that they 
have the wall ready by Friday night 
and made in compliance with some of 
his (Houdini's) conditions. 

The unexpected maneuver of the 
bricklayers almost stopped the show 
but Houdini finally got around the 
delay and did his "brick wall" trick 
without further interruption. He also 
did the needle threading trick and 
finished escaping from the milk can 
filled with water. 

Bissett and Evelyn opened the show. 
It's their second week but why they 
were retained is as mysterious as some 
of Houdini's work. La-Triska, the hu- 
man doll, gave the show a start when 
she was planked in a man's lap down 
front. The Helen Leach Wallen Trio 
did some acceptable wire work. Harry 
Breen got away poorly but pulled up 
strong with his references by song 
to folks out front. Some of programs 
had Harry down twice, but that was a 
mistake. 

Joe Jackson was as funny as ever 
and was followed by the Girl From 
Milwaukee. She sings well but dis- 
torts her mouth terribly. Houdini 
closed the first part. Sylvia Loyal and 
her pigeons proved a novelty. Lalla 
Selbini came next on the stage, the 
rain preventing her from showing on 
the Farm during intermission. Lalla 
has a union suit without a union 
label. 

Billy McDermott did his old act but 
got away with it in nice shape. Bala- 
ban is hanging on too long at the Cor- 
ner. Alice Eis and Bert French were 
on pretty late while Berlin Madcaps 
closed the show and found the spot a 
hard one. Mark. 



Mabel Wright (Horan and Wright) 
is confined to her home after an ac- 
cident at the Family, Montreal. She 
fell down a flight of dressing-room 
steps and sustained injuries which may 
keep her from the stage for a consid- 
erable time. Horan will form a dou- 
ble with his former partner, Mc'Jort. 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

The first half program this week on 
the Roof ran through with speed. It 
was a light, well-playing show, that 
had nothing real big, nor was it ex- 
pensive, even considering that in the 
summertime no vaudeville house will 
risk money unnecessarily on its pro- 
gram. 

The Tuesday night house, about a 
half a one upstairs, seemed in good 
humor, though it was a wet evening. 
Everybody got something, with a 
couple of turns securing much more 
than the others in the way of laughs 
and applause. These were "Wifey," a 
sketch (New Acts), closing the. first 
part, and Valentine Vox, the ventrilo- 
quist, next to closing, Vox taking the 
hit of the bill away, with him and his 
"dummy" that now stands on the floor 
when speaking, the first time a single 
ventriloquist has handled a "dummy" 
in this manner, Vox meanwhile seated 
upon a bench. 

Vox has changed about the opening 
of the turn, put in new dialog and has 
a greatly improved act from the time 
when he first appeared about here. 
The talk, while not dull in any way, 
can stand all the brightening the ven- 
triloquist can lend to it. When Vox 
last appeared he had but little of his 
own; now he has nearly all, and seems 
to be working out a new turn, that, 
with his appearance, will place him 
among the first rankers in single ven- 
triloquists. Mr. Vox, however, is still 
retaining the Arthur Prince line, "Have 
you but one eye?" and using the whist- 
ling finish. He is wearing his high 
silk hat badly, and doesn't get as much 
from his personality as he should. 

The closing turn, Jimmie and Myrtle 
Dunedin, at the Palace last week, 
kept the audience seated until the end 
of their versatile act that contains cycle 
riding and wire walking. Jimmie Dun- 
edin hasn't lost any of his expertness 
at either, is as lithe as ever, though 
stouter, and Myrtle is constantly on 
the move. It is a likable turn and 
fitted in well at the end. 

The show was opened by Kipp and 
Kippy, jugglers, man and woman, the 
man in an ordinary tramp character. 
His work is along very familiar lines, 
excepting the quick snapping of pota- 
toes or some vegetables with knives 
that is well done and brings laughs. 
All of Kipp's comedy is offset, how- 
ever, by his very bad judgment in ex- 
pectorating, once upon a plate and 
again in his vest pocket. The one 
who told him that was funny must 
have been another comedy juggler. 
Virginia Harland (New Acts) came 
next, with Maglin, Eddie and Roy, a 
trio of comedy acrobats in white face, 
after, doing nothing unusual. Burke 
and Harris (New Acts) were just be- 
fore the sketch. 

The Telegraph Four opened the sec- 
ond part, singing and dancing, with the 
Four Musical Hodges after them, the 
three girls in the turn presenting an 
appearance that greatly aids their 
music. The Hodges did very well. 
After Vox were the Duncdins, and 
closing the whole show was an old- 
time Mary Pickford Biograph film. 

Si me. 



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VARIETY 



HENDERSON'S. 

Starting the program on regular 
"show time" is a big help to Hender- 
son's. In other years the house used 
to swing its performance into action 
so early the performance was prac- 
tically half over when the audience 
had finally become seated. Things are 
different now. And taking Monday 
night's bill as a criterion Henderson's 
is giving them a better class of enter- 
tainment. Around 8 o'clock and 8:15 
there was hardly a corporal's guard in 
but when the curtain rang up the house 
was comfortably filled with a demon- 
strative upper tier. 

One feels sorry for Frank Keenan, 
the headlincr. Here's an actor who 
knows what it means to be working for 
"art's sake" but art evidently got a 
good bumping Monday evening. Hen- 
derson's is all boarded up and the 
glass between the dining room and the 
theater auditorium soft pedals the clash 
of dishes but for all that Keenan had 
"opposition" he wasn't looking for. 

The theatre was as quiet as a church 
mouse. A few v discordant, blatant 
noises could be heard on the Bowery 
side yet that didn't disconcert the folks 
like a dancing exhibition that was go- 
ing on right in the middle of the din- 
ing room floor. Henderson's has in- 
stalled floor space in its dining room 
where the diners may dance at will. 
Between spells a tangoing team gets 
up to show how the real steps are done. 
A black moustached man and a woman 
in a loud tango suit were out there 
doing the heel and toe thing when 
Frank Keenan was setting the stage fo* - 
that terrible oath he utters in his 
sketch. Half of the audience could 
barely make out what the sketch was 
about and hearing faint strains of an 
orchestra from the dining part craned 
their necks to watch the dancers. Con- 
sequently the "dramatic temperament" 
and "dramatic art" suffered. 

Jack and Foris opened the show 
nicely. They have several good hand- 
to-hand balancing tricks. The Mar- 
coni Brothers (New Acts) were billed 
as the "wireless orchestra." 

The Werner-Amoros company, with 
a conglomeration of juggling, music 
and acrobatics, pleased immensely. 
Much of the act could be eliminated 
without hurting. Tudor Cameron and 
Johnny O'Connor passed nicely, thanks 
to Cameron's versatility. 

Kalmer and Brown, unprogrammed, 
K<>t away slowly, doing a pierrot danc- 
ing number at the start that doesn't 
get them anything. They finished 
strong and the encores were genuine, 
(hick Sale was the comedy dentist 
who extracted a lot of laughter with 
bis rural district characterizations. 
Herbert Williams and his piano tom- 
foolery caught on nicely and his com- 
edy was enjoyed. Miss Wolfus comes 
on occasionally to keep Williams com- 
pany. "The Aurora of Light" closed 
the show, I)e Regat and Lenora, who 
were originally carded, failing to show. 
The light act makes a pretty "sight" 
affair. Mark. 



BRIGHTON THEATRE. 

A long show this week, called a 
"Summer Carnival." Harry Carroll 
and Laura Hamilton (New Acts) are 
here. Many friends of the couple were 
present Monday evening but were gen- 
erous with applause to all the turns. 

The entire show was full of laughs, 
and the starter was Charlie Ahearn's 
tribe of cut-ups. The program said, 
"Wait for the big race finish." The 
turn was third, and it is hoped the 
Brighton doesn't lose its people so 
early. 

Laura Guerite, next, opened very 
quietly, but towards the center gath- 
ered speed, and by the finish had the 
whole house. The "Wop" song should 
be eliminated as it has been sung by 
every ex-barber in vaudeville. One of 
the gowns worn by Miss Guerite was 
very striking. Laura says that she has 
been in the two-a-day for some time 
but that she has been unable to get a 
good joke to fill the place of the one 
she has cast aside owing to its age. 
Fourth and following the noisy Ahearn 
Troupe. Miss Guerite did remarkably 
well. 

Two dancing turns grace the bill, 
two boys in the second position. Rich 
and Galvin (New Acts) found the au- 
dience very appreciative and all seated. 
The other two of the society order, 
Irene Weston and Ray Arveson (New 
Acts) showed a couple of new steps, 
including an original creation of Miss 
Weston's. 

Of the two full stage sketches, both 
on the dramatic order, the credit goes 
to "To Save One Girl." The little 
girl who is saved is not the typical 
hotel stenographer. It is through her 
efforts the turn goes as well as it 
does. "The Blue Diamond" is a dia- 
mond mystery in which all of the 
characters suspect each other. The 
cast contains all men, each with a 
black masque on. Windsor McKay's 
present cartoon turn is by far the most 
interesting he has had. 

Chief Caupolican received the sec- 
ond after intermission spot and put 
over a good hit with his songs. The 
talk did not seem so interesting. Mor- 
ton and Austin in dress suits without 
jet buttons opened the second half. 
Considering the hot weather, they do 
work. The Maxim Brothers and 
Bobby opened. Bobby is wearing a 
diamond studded wristlet besides the 
collar. The Five Idanias with acro- 
batics closed a long but pleasing bill. 



Billy Sunday would have appeared 
at Hammerstcin's, but Bill's evangeli- 
cal work has him tied all up for con- 
secutive dates in the sticks, and he 
couldn't break away long enough this 
summer. 



BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL. 

They cheated on the show at the 
Music Hall this week. Not a big 
name andHhe acts showing only duos 
and singles, with one trio cycling turn. 
The Coney bakers must be reaping a 
harvest from the Hall as two of the 
turns use loaves of bread for laughs. 

The first to start the onslaught with 
the staff of life were Clark and Ham- 
ilton, and they were the only ones 
who had their names in large letters 
on the boards. Bert Clark was rather 
peeved at the stage hands for the slow 
way in which they changed his set- 
tings. An unfortunate music stand re- 
ceived the violence of his wrath and 



went flying across the stage from a 
mighty wallop by Clark. This couple 
pleased the seaside Monday matinee 
audience, mostly women and children, 
the comedy of Clark, especially the 
messing with the bread, creating con- 
siderable amusement. The scene for 
the Jap number at the finish did not 
materialize until after the couple had 
gotten into their costumes, and then 
a nice wait was endured while Clark 
enticed the stage hands out of their 
lair to fix the setting. 

Norton and Nicholson were the sec- 
ond pair to use that bread. Their 
"Dramatic Cartoon" (program) pro- 
voked merriment among the pleasure 
seekers. "A Nautical Breeze" had 
James McCormack and Eleanor Irving, 
who have a nice appearance bound to 
help them anywhere. The sketch 
makes good summer entertainment. 
This two-act was the first to start 
any enthusiasm. Claude Golden, pre- 
ceding them, mystified with his card 
manipulating but found it hard to se- 
cure real applause. 

There were races, yes, two of them, 
one on foot and the other on wheels 
— both acts using treadmills. The 
Heuman Trio's big finish of a mile race 
between the straight man and the 
comedian with a face like Billy Mc- 
Dermott proved rather interesting for 
an opening turn. The straight is too 
self-conscious. The woman does com- 
monplace trick riding that received 
some recognition. The race at the fin- 
ish is won by the straight, but it looks 
as if the other fellow could clean up 
with ease if he wanted to. The other 
turn to use a treadmill was George N. 
Brown (New Acts). George played a 
week in an out-of-town Progressive 
burlesque house last season. He in- 
augurated chorus girls walking con- 
tests. 

The only single on the bill, Clare 
Rochester, could be called the hit of 
the show. Her songs were all well 
received. Her appearance in a Nile 
green coat with sabel trimmings is 
very striking. The double-voice sing- 
ing was most pleasing. She was forced 
to take a few encores, the most popu- 
lar of which proved to be the "Croony 
Melody" number which the Mellnotte 
Twins sing so well. The unusual ren- 
dering of this number by a sister act 
such as the Melnotte Twins will not 
be fully appreciated until it is heard 
by a single (even if she has a double 
voice). Miss Rochester is using much 
space in the* program to say that she 
is late of "All Aboard" and that her 
gowns are by Lady Duff-Gordon. 

Hoey and Lee had a late spot and 
a rather hard time. Their position was 
second after intermission but which 
did not bring them on until 4:45. Their 
parodies got the laughs, a couple of 
new ones being genuinely funny. 

An animated song opened the show, 
and a single reel closed. The Music 
Hall is relying on either the dancing 
or the reduction in prices to draw at 
the afternoon performances. A slide 
announces special inducements will be 
given a theatre party. Monday after- 
noon a number of people from the 
Home for the Blind seemed to enjoy 
the show better than those who could 
see. 



23RD STREET. 

The rain caused big business at the 
23rd Street Tuesday afternoon. It was 
a special day for pictures. An inter- 
esting Bison two-reeler that got the 
best position. The other half-hour pic- 
ture was one of the episodes of "The 
Perils of Pauline," which is being 
dragged out for what seems ages. 

The show opened with Saunders and 
Cameron, the man juggling and the 
woman acting as assistant. She sings 
a song at the start that should be 
dropped. It does not commence the 
turn off at a good gate. The man can 
juggle and his comedy will amuse most 
of the three-a-day audiences. 

For the second* spot as usual a 
woman single was chosen, Edythe Mir- 
field (New Acts), who sang three songs 
in a very deep voice for a young 
woman. Another singing turn was Ro- 
attino and Cortello in Italian costume. 
The man has the old push cart out 
on the stage and warbles a few songs 
with a woman who appears later. 

Kelley, Subers and company have an 
amusing turn for the pop houses. The 
comedy made them laugh downtown. 
The blackface part is capably handled 
and it is mainly through it the turn 
goes so big. Another sketch which 
pleased was Dashill, Griffith and com- 
pany in "The Savage." They have a 
very neat and cleverly enacted com- 
edy. 

The burlesque of the Red Raven 
Trio was laughable for some, espe- 
cially those not familiar with the regu- 
lar run of burlesque shows. Harring- 
ton and company have a couple of well 
trained canines that go through a good 
routine of tricks. The man works 
comedy makeup and is a good handler 
for the dogs. The Latell Brothers did 
some hand balancing and strong feats 
that were given the vote of approval. 
The one man tries for comedy at one 
time with a funny little laugh that does 
not help in the least. 



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don't advarti** at all. 



JEFFERSON. 

Business was pretty good on 14th 
street Tuesday night, at the Jefferson 
anyway. It was a toss-up to whom 
the credit of being the hit could be 
given. The first three acts found the 
going easy. Ethel Vane (New Acts) 
filled the opening spot with some real 
hard and tiring anvil work. 

Martini and Troiss went very big 
with their Italian comedy and songs. 
The man's usage of "Shud tup" made 
them laugh and the closing bit en- 
folded in each other's arms did very 
well. The accordion playing by the 
woman has quality to it but the guitar 
work of the man does not figure 
heavily. The Halle Norcross and Co. 
sketch finished the first half before the 
picture. There seems to be an epi- 
demic of these furnished room and 
newly wed sketches down here. It's 
always breakfast under difficulties and 
with the man getting a ripe egg for 
his share of the repast. In this sketch 
they don't really cook because the wo- 
man has not done anything of that sort 
in her life and as she has been mar- 
ried only a week it is to be expected 
hubby must suffer. There are laugh- 
ing lines in the structure that will 
amuse pop audiences. 

After the three reeled picture came 

(Continued on /»«//<• 1,1.) 



VARIETY 



13 




STOCK PLAYS NEXT WEEK. 

ALBANY, X. Y., ( Harmanus-Bleecker), 
"Tbe Obost Breaker" (Comstock flayers). 

AUBURN, N. Y. (Jefferson), In Repertoire 
(Baylies-Hicks Players). 

BALTIMORE (Polls Auditorium), "The 
Woman In tbe Case." 

CLEVELAND (Colonial), "Fine Feathers"; 
(Duchess) "Damaged Goods." 

ELM1RA (Rorlcks), "The Rose Maid." 

KANSAS CITY (Auditorium), "Matrimony 
a Failure." 

MILWAUKEE (Shubert), "The Rainbow." 

PITTSBURGH (Grand), "Pierre of the 
Plains." 

PORTLAND, ME. (Jefferson), "The Govern- 
ors Lady"; (Keith's) "The Conspiracy." 

POTSDAM, N. Y. Star), In Repertoire (Cul- 
hane Stock Co.). 

SCRANTON (Poll's), "Undo Tom's Cabin. 

ST. PAUL (Shubert), "Are You a MaBon?" 

SYRACUSE, N. Y. (Empire), "The Little 
Millionaire"; 'Valley) "The Man Who Ownn 
Broadway." 

UTICA, N. Y. (Majestic), "The Boss.' 

DONALD MEEK'S PEOPLE. 

Donald Mceks has been in New York 
the past fortnight recruiting the new 
stock company he's going to install in 
the Suffolk, Holyokc, Mass., Aug. 24, 
the opening bill being "Broadway 
Jones." 

Ruth Gates will be leading woman. 
Others engaged are Edith Harcourt, 
James O'Neil, Mr. and Mrs. Fred de 
Ormonde, Castle le Bert, and Claud 
Miller. 



PHIL NASH'S PHILLY CO.? 

Philadelphia, July 15. 

It's widely rumored here that Phil 
Nash is going to sponsor a new stock 
company that will make its home at 
the Chestnut Street theatre during the 
winter. 



Going Back to Maiden. 

Maiden, Mass., July 15. 
Nathan Appell is bringing his stock 
company back to Maiden in two weeks. 
Helen Grayce will return as leading 
woman but among the absentees will 
be Antoinette Rochte. Nearly all the 
old favorites are under contract to re- 
turn. 



Too Warm for May Buckley. 

Cleveland, July 15. 

An impending change in the cast of 
the Colonial stock company will bring 
Thais Lavvton, formerly of the Craig 
Castle Square stock company, Boston, 
to lead this local organization, while 
May Buckley will step out. The change 
will take place Monday, Miss Lawton 
making her first appearance here in 
"Fine Feathers." 

Miss Buckley has found llic hot 
weather strain too much. 

Jack Halliday, the other star of the 
Colonial stock, has also left the or- 
ganization. His departure was simul- 
taneous with that of Miss Buckley's. 
Bernard McOwcn has succeeded to the 
position of leading man. 



Trying Stock for First Time. 

Watcrtown, July 15. 

The Star theatre at Potsdam, N. Y., 
this week was given over to a stock 
policy for the first time since its con 
struction. The Culhane Company hold 
the boards. 



WIFE vs. HUSBAND. 

Elmira, N. Y., July 15. 

Mae Desmond, now at Poli's, Wor- 
cester, is coming here to head the local 
stock that will virtually be "opposi- 
tion" to the Frank Fielder stock 
organization. This will be the first 
time in many years that husband and 
wife have played "opposition" to each 
other. 

Mr. Fielder and Miss Desmond are 
husband and wife. 



D'ORSAY, SPECIAL STAR. 

Lawrence D'Orsay was called to the 
Paul Scott office Tuesday, where ne- 
gotiations were opened for the Eng- 
lishman to go to the Empress, Van- 
couver, B. C, to play a six weeks' 
"all-star" stock engagement. 

Nance O'Neil, who has been featured 
"specially" for some weeks past, wound 
up her engagement in Vancouver Sat- 
in day. 



MOTHERS PREFER CHARGES. 

Cleveland, July 15. 

Carson Davenport, member of the 
Colonial stock company, was arrest- 
ed after the performance of "Officer 
666" Monday evening on the charge 
of aiding the moral delinquencies of 
young boys. The charges were pre- 
ferred by mothers of the boys. 

He has been a member of this com- 
pany all season, and was also a popu- 
lar member last year. 



Arthur L^kIm 1 tins n t last discovered a wav 
to liek the moving pl< ture ;i<tor. Leslie Is 
-••IlinK moving picture exhlhltors stamps with 
• In- P-adlriK photoplayiTs' photographs thereon. 



DUDLEY-ROYSTER COMPANY. 

Portland, Me., July 22. 

Up here at the Cape Cottage thea- 
ter, Bide Dudley and Nat Royster are 
making their summer musical comedy 
stock project pay. So far they haven't 
had a losing week and the shows have 
given big satisfaction. 

The Cape had Richard Carle for one 
week in "The Red Rose" and another 
week "The Hasty Wedding," a new 
one by Bide Dudley. 

Florence Webber is joining and will 
be seen in "Naughty Marietta." In 
the company are Louise Mink, James 
Harrod, A vita Sanchez, Alfred De 
Ball, Ben Griuncll, Osborne Clemson, 
Marie Morgan, Frances Barrett, Ed- 
ward Nainby, Lawrence Farquhar, 
F.lla Gardiner. William Pruette, Jr.; 
Robert Hood Bowers, musical director; 
Frederic A. Bishop, stage director; 
Nat Royster, manager, and a chorus 
of eighteen. 

Will Close But May Return. 

Trenton, N. J., July 15. 

With their current production or 
"Our Wives" at the Trent, the Calburn 
Stock will close its engagement of ten 
weeks. The owners of the company 
are Frank L. Callahan, Francis Byrne 
and Richard Thornton, who is in the 
cast. 

Dramatic stock was a venture for the 
summer and while expenses were bare 
Iv covered the east established an e\ 
eellent reputation for finished per 
fiu-inances. It U expected that if they 
return later they will be able to re- 
coup. 




The road houses arc kicking, real 
yelps, over business. They want to 
know where it has gone to or is going. 
The road men say the crowds are 
smaller and the bunch is not spending 
like last summer. They don't know 
whether dancing is dying or money is 
tight. And they don't care much which 
it is, but would like to see some of 
the old patronage come back. In some 
summering places clubs have been 
formed, and these have drawn away 
from the highway hostelries; in others 
it's just a slump that is reflected by 
conditions in the city. 



Healey's, at Long Beach, L. I., has 
badly hurt the Trouville and Nassau 
restaurants this summer, Healey's get- 
ting the call. Last summer it was 
necessary to reserve tables at the 
Trouville. 



The White Cannon at Far Rockaway 
has changed hands. 



Holly Arms, at Hewlett, L. I., is 
again holding a world's championship 
dancing contest, every Wednesday 
night, with the finals the first week in 
September. Holly's had the first danc- 
ing (rag) contest around New York, 
but Frank Holly has set his date back 
too far. Frank rubs his forehead, calls 
for a waiter, looks around to see who 
is listening, then says they had the 
first contest dance down there New 
Year's Eve, 1911. When you give Mr. 
Holly a hard look, he starts to explain 
how that could have happened, be- 
cause a couple of dancers just in from 
the Barbary Coast, etc., but the fact 
remains that Holly's did hold the first 
local contest. 



Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marks are pro- 
fessionally dancing at the Gaiety, Far 
Rockaway, where Mr. Marks appeared 
last summer with a partner not his 
wife. The Gaiety then was called the 
Imperial. Mr. Marks, who has not all 
of his brains in his feet, gives a lucid 
reason for dancing with his wife, and 
one that if it had been followed by 
several professionals around New York 
would have resulted greatly more to 
their advantage than dancing promiscu- 
ously has done. Marks says profes- 
sional dancing is the greatest and best 
mixer in the world for the profes- 
sionals. They meet everybody and 
mostly nice people. The "Mr. and 
Mrs." will carry a couple anywhere; it 
leaves no question open and the re- 
mainder is up to the dancers them- 
selves. With this in mind, Mr. Marks 
commenced teaching his wife in the 
spring. They are now doing some very 
pretty work in the summer colony, 
where the couple are popular, individu- 
ally and as dancers. 



Anna and Marie Hernden, with Ains- 
K y Lambert, will be the professional 
dancing trio appearing at the new 
Broadway i\ose Garden when it opens. 



Mrs. Al Reeves (Alameda Fowler), 
who is well known as a pretty grace- 
ful amateur dancer in the New York 
restaurants, taught the captain of the 
Lusitania how to one-step on the last 
outward trip of the boat. Besides giv- 
ing the old seadog the dancing lesson, 
Al's wife hung up an Atlantic Ocean 
record by becoming the only woman 
who has won a pool on the day's run, 
that happening June 25, when Ala- 
meda drew down $257 on an investment 
of 13 shillings. 



The proposed overland cabaret trip 
of the Joe Callahan Company seems to 
be all off. Jack Edwards, manager, has 
returned from Atlantic City, where the 
company has been since leaving New 
York. The Callahan acts did well dur- 
ing certain weeks and on others the 
results were very discouraging. 



Negotiations are pending for Lydia 
Lopoukowa to dance at a well-known 
Chicago hotel. The final arrangements 
arc being made in New York. 



Rigo, violinist, has signed a new 
booking contract with Jos. B. Frank- 
lin. He starts a western tour Sept. 5. 



Eddie Pidgeon, formerly of the Jar- 
din De Danse, New York, has been se- 
lected as the executive manager and 
director of the Garden of Dances, At- 
lantic City's newest ballroom. W. II . 
Godfrey still acts in the capacity of 
business and financial manager. 



Harry Sleath and Jennie Deavitt are 

dancing on the Steel Pier, Atlantic 

City. 

The cabaretteers who've been win- 
ning encores with the "Tingle-ingle- 
ing" and other numbers from the Otto 
Hauerbach-Rudolf Friml musical piece 
"High Jinks" must learn another song. 
O'Brien, Melevinsky & Driscoll, at- 
torneys for Arthur Hammerstein, pro- 
ducer of the production, is out with a 
warning of prosecution, with portend- 
ing fine and imprisonment for all per- 
formers who sing any of the numbers 
of the production, without permission. 



Brawner's in the Strand, announced 
to open July 16 has been adjourned 
until July 21 and may be further post- 
poned. 



OBITUARY. 

William F. Allen, formerly with "A 
Day at Ellis Island," died June 21 at 
Bellevue Hospital. He is survived by 
a wife (Lulu Keeley) and three 
brothers. 



Lillian Maye died Jiwie 29 and was 
buried from her mother's residence in 
( hicago. 



Chicago, July 15. 
Billy Baxter, former minstrel man, 
died Sunday. July 12. He had resided 
at the Chicago Press Club for some 
time, and his funeral was held Mon- 
day. July 13. under the auspices of the 
Mi,!,. 



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In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Lest Shows Daily 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "S-C" following name (usually "Empress") are on the Sullivan - 
Considine Circuit. Proctor's Circuit houses, where not listed as "Proctor's," are indicated by 
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New York 

HAMMERSTEINS 
(ubo) 
iloudinl 

Francis ft Arabs 
Sylvia Loyal 
(Jeo 13 Reno Co 
Lalla Selblnl 
Geo N Brown 
Radford & Winchester 
Clara Inge 
Coates-Keene & J 
H rooks & Uowen 
Dalaban 

■The Temptress" 
Kraemer a Patterson 
Hubert Deveau 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Randow Bros 
Evans & Wilson 
llattle Tlmberg 
Murry K Hill 
Haydn Liurton & H 
Skating Bear 
Ileum & Ruttcr 
(Three to fill) 
1M half 
De Varo a Zennato 
Strolling Players 
Ash a Shaw 
Walter Logan 
"Dunce Dream" 
Armstrong a Ford 
Frear Baggett & F 
(Two to till) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Von Dell 
Mai-k a Carson 
Fred HUdebrand 
Wui Edmonds Co 
4 Rubes 
Rose a Moon 

2d half 
Tabor a Clare 
Weston a Young 
Harry Thomson 
Dick Crollus Co 
Marie Russell 
Alvin a Kenny 

7TH AVE (loew) 
l/oulse Mayo 
Princeton & Yale 
Klpp a Klppy 
Harry Thomson 
Ames a Clark 
(One to AID 

2d half 
Mack a Carson 
Bert Hanlon 
llatllp Tlmberg 
Wm Edmonds Co 
4 Rubes 
Uud Snyder Co 

OREELEY (loew) 
WllklnB a Wllklns 
Strolling Players 
King a Urennan 
Ash a Shaw 
Dare Austin Co 
Palace Quartette 
:i Zcchs 
(One to fill) 

LM half 
Von Dell 
Virginia Holland 
Ed Ford & Review 
Meredith a Snoozor 
.Jtm K Watson 
(Three to 1111) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Dorothy Wahl 
Morris Golden 
Patrlcola & Mayers 
"Light from Chapel" 
Suntley & Norton 
Von Cello 

2d half 
Klpp & Klppy 
Rosamond Johnson 
Melnotte Twins 
Prlneeton & Ynle 
Ames a Clark 
(One to All) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Pnllklta & Bro 
Warner & Corbctt 
Hurke & Burke 
.'{ Musketeers 
Eugene Emm<-tt Co 
Hert Hnnlon 
r» Martells 

2d half 
Evan? a Wilson 
King & Hrennan 
Arthur Ri*hy 
"Mngple tit .l:iv" 
Suntby & Norton 
Skating Rear 
(One to fill) 



DELANCKY (loew) 
H row n a MeCormlek 
Virginia Holland 
Dancing Kennedys 
Walter Logan 

School Days" 
Valentine Vox 
Frear Daggett a F 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
I'allkita a Bro 
Mahoney & Tremont 
"Light from Chapel" 
Fred HUdebrand 
Tom Drown ." 
Margaret Farrell 
3 Zeeha 
(One to fill) 
BOULEVARD Moew > 
Don Carney 
Jordan a Dougherty 
Temple 4 
Eva Westeott Co 
Arthur Rlgby 
Carl Damanh Troupe 

2d half 
Sylphonos 
Warner & Corbett 
Willy Zimmerman 
John Delmore Co 
Hilly K Wells 
Maglln Eddy & Roy 

Brifcbton Beach 

BRIGHTON (ubo) 
Henry E Dixey Co 
Whiting a Burt 
Chas B Lawlor a Dan 
Cartmell a HarriH 
Watler James 
Smith a Campbell 
Vinton a nuster 
Lane & O'Donncll 
n Skating Girls 
MUSIC HALL (ubo) 
Morton & Class 
Empire Comedy 4 
Louise & Grete Btun- 

elle 
Klmberly a Mohr 
Leltzel & Jeanctte 
Callan & Davis 
(Others to fill) 
Coaey Island, N. %'. 
HENDERSON S (ubo> 
Clark & Hamilton 
Rlggs a Wltchle 
Ben Welch 
Melville a Hlgglns 
Burns ft Lynn 
Frear Baggett & Frear 
Maurice 
(Others to fill) 

Rockaway Deaca 

MORRISON'S (ubo) 
Carus a Randall 
Sophie Tucker 
Juliette 

Conroy'a Models 
•Honey Girls' 
Raymond & Caverly 
Wheeler ft Wilson 

Broaklya 

SHIBERT (loew) 
John Delmore Co 
Delia Caryl 
Ed Ford a Review 
Boss a Mark 
Maglin Eddy a Roy 
(One to (111) 

2d half 
Dorothy Wahl 
Jordan & Dougherty 
"School Days" 
Valentine Vox 
Randow Bros 
(One to fill) 

FULTON (loew | 
Sylphonos 
Tom Brown Trio 
Jos K Watson 
"Magpie a Jay" 
Marie Russell 
Nip a Turk 

2d half 
Temple 4 
J<an Southern 
F.UK'-ne Emmett Co 
Ross K- Mark 
Carl Dmn.inn Troupe 
(One to (ill) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Tabor & Clare 
Meredith a Snooze r 
I'osamond Johnson 
"Da nee Dream" 
Armstrong & Ford 
I'ol/ln Bros 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Don Carney 



5 Martells 
Patrlcola & Meyers 
Eva Westeott Co 
Murry K Hill 
Wormwood's Animals 
(One to Mil) 

COLUMBIA (loew) 
Jean Southern 
Spiegel & Dunne 
Billy K Wells 
Alvin ft Kenny 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Dena Caryl 
Wllklns a Wllklns 
B'urke ft Burke 
Morris ft Parks 
Nip ft Tuck 

LIBERTY (loew) 
Calls Bros 
Abbott a Brooks 
Bud Snyder Co 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Davis ft Lewis 
Spigle ft Dumme 
4 Bostonians 
(Two to fill) 

EBBET'S FIELD 
(loew) 
•t Romans 
Demascus Troupe 
Wormwood's Animals 
DeVaro A Zennator 

2d half 
Polzln Bros 
."> DeVrles Troupe 
(Two to nil) 

Atlantic City 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Red Heads" 
Gertrude Barnes 
Willard ft Bond 
Gordon A Rica 
Marconi Bros 
Knapp ft Cornalla 
Others to fill) 

Ana tin. 111. 

CENTRAL (jls) 
Williams ft Culver 
Maleta Bonconl 
2d half 
.'{ Kclcey Sis 
Will Hart 

DlrMlaskam 

LYRIC (ubo) 
Rube Dickinson 
Will Oakland Co 
Ted ft Uno Bradley 
Orr ft De Costa 
The Salvaggls 
Delmar ft Delmar 
(Others to All) 

Boatea 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Mclstcrsingers 
Billy McDermott 
Pernlkoff ft Rose 
Claude Golden 
Bertha Crelghton 
Howard ft Symons 
Erna Ballot 3 
(One to nil) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Burke ft Walsh 
Mahoney & Tremont 
Mae West 

Brooklyn Comedy 4 
Lorenz a Swor 
Blanche Sloane 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Sada Klrhi Troupe 
Telegraph 4 
Stravltz & Strassner 
"Wlfey" 
Dunedln Duo** 
(Three to nil) 
ST. JAMES (loew) 
Telegraph 4 
Stravltz ft Strassner 
"Wlfey" 
Dunedln Duo 
(Two to nil) 

2d hair 
Burke ft Walsh 
T^renz ft Swor 
Brooklyn Comedv 4 
Mae West 
Blanche Sloane 
(One to nil) 

nntte 

EMPRESS (s» ■) 
The Valdos 
Les Copelnnd 
Murrny Livingston c<> 
Stewurt Hall 
Bueh Bros 



Calvary 

LYRIC (m) 
"Fair Co-Eds" 
Bohemian Quintet 
Kltner Haynea ft M 
Chase ft La Tour 
Doras ft Preston 

CaJeaaje 

MAJESTIC (orph) 

Valeska Suratt Co 

Alexander ft Scott 

Darrell ft Conway 

Reisner A Gores 

Wilson A Aubrey 

Harry Tsuda 

Joe A Lew Cooper 

Alleen Stanley 
McVICKERS (jls) 

4 Casters 

Marietta Craig Co 

Wilhat Troupe 

Harris Bros 

Gardner A Le Roy 

Valerius ft Valerius 

Dunlay ft Merrill 
COLONIAL (Jls) 

Rob Hall 

The Naesses 

»'» Musical Beauties 

Nikko Japs 

Theodore Bamberg 

Allen Miller Co 

Black ft Tan 

Leonl ft Leon! 
2d half 

Bob Hall 

The Naesses 

"Salvation Sue" 

Reed's Dogs 

8!mar Troupe 

Maleta Bonconl 

Nellie Andrews 3 

"> DeLyons 

Voss ft Christy 
WHITE CITY (Jls) 

Webb's Seals 

Leon's Ponies 

Jessie Leon 

Mareena ft Delton 
Bros 

7 American Whirl- 
winds 

Denver 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat i 
Porter J White Co 
Demarest ft Doll 

Detroit 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Florence Tempest Co 
Muller A Stanley 
Morris Cronln Co 
Belleclalr Bros 
Chas Olcott 
Boyle ft Brazil 
Lowell ft Esther Drew 
Flying Henrys 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Whitney's Dogs 
Bernard Llverty ft M 
Mr ft Mrs N Cafferty 
Rogers ft Dorman 
Chuck Hass 
Jackson ft Lorenz 
.1 O'Connor Sisters 

Kdmoaton. Caa. 

PANTAGES (m) 
'Night Hawks" 
Wood's Animals 
Quintan ft Richards 
Rozelln ft Rozrlla 
Palfrey Barton ft B 

Fall River, Mann. 

ACADEMY (loew) 
Barrett ft Earle 
Bill Robinson 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Hippodrome 4 
Davis ft Matthews 
(One to nil) 

ttraatf Rapid*. Mlea 

RAMONA PK (ubo) 
"The Beauties" 
'» American Dancers 
L"e ft Cranston 
(Others to nil) 

Great Fall*. Mleh. 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Seminary Girls" 
Willard Hutchinson Co 
Antrim ft Vale 
James Brorkniann 
I Soils 'tiros 

llobufcen, N. j. 

LYRI : (loew) 
Davis ft Lewis 
(Four t> nil) 



2d half 
Cults Bros 
Abbott ft Brooks 
(Three to fill) 

Jaaeavllle, 111. 

APOLLO (Jls) 
Nlkko Japs 
Monahan A Monahan 
Gus Andrews 

Loe Aairelea 
ORPHEUM 
"Wronged from Start" 
Laddie Cliff 
Henry Lewis 
Doris Wilson Co 
Gardiner Trio 
Dainty Marie 
(Others to fill) 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Scheck D'Arville ft D 
Marie Stoddard 
John T Doyle Co 
Frank Morrell 
Torelli's circus 

PANTAGES (m) 
"The Masqueraders" 
Kumry Buch A R 
Geo Wilson 
Romano ft Carme 
De Vltt ft De Vltt 

Loulavllle 

FOUNTAINS PK 
(ubo) 
Chcrbert's Troupe 
Mudtown Minstrels 
Elizabeth Otto 
Finn ft Finn 
(Others to fill) 
Aftruipfcla 
EAST END PK (ubo) 
Van Hoven 
White ft Jason 
Carlos Bros 
Bolaud ft Holtz 
(Others to nil) 



laacaawlla 

UNIQUE (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Laypo ft Benjamin 
Eva Prout 
Mr ft Mrs D Elewyn 
Irwin a Herzog 
Dora Deane's Co 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Pollard Opera Co 
Alia Zandoff Co 
Chas Kenna 
Leona Guerney 
Kallnowskl Bros 

Meatreal 

SOHMER PK (ubo) 
Hugh Lloyd Co 
Abau Hamad Arabs 
6 Musical Splllers 
The Turners 
(Others to All) 

New Kochelle, N. Y. 

LOEW 
Melnotte Twins 
Willy Zimmerman 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Morris ft Bcasley 
Palace Quartet 
Dixon ft Dixon 

Oaklaad 

ORPHEUM 
"Beauty Skin Deep" 
Yvette 

Kramer ft Morton 
Corrandinls Animals 
Brltt Wood 
I>al Mon Kim 
The Scebacks 
Paul La Croix 
Palisade Park, N.J. 

LOEW 
Holdcn 

Bragaar Bros 
Ed Zoeller 3 
.'1 Flying Banvards 

Philadelphia 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Ruth Royc 
Bud Fisher 
Rice ft Cohen 
Mabel Berra 
Kenny & Walsh 
Blnns ft Bert 
(Others to nil) 

Portland, Ore. 

EMPRESS (sr) 
Malvern Corolques 
Sans ft Sans 
Wm Lampe Co 
Tom Waters 
La Deodlma 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Belle Isle Co" 
LUlle Jewell 
Amerlian Newsboy 4 
Cooper ft Rlcnrdo 
Standard Bros 

Sarramrnto 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Newport ft Stlrk 
5 Violin Beauties 
Chas Baehmann Co 
('rant Gardner 
Oxford Trie 



St. Paul 

EMi'KESS isc) 
(Opeu auu Mat> 
Swan 

i^aurie ft Alene 
uevoy Faber Co 
Aveung A Lloyd- 
' Neptune s lymphs" 

Halt Lake 

EMPRESS (sc) 
(Open Wed Mat) 
Two Georges 
Rathskeller Trio 
lorn .sawa Co 
Mary Gray 
Onalp 

aaa Diego 

PANTAGES (m) 
- Slums of Paris" 
Mae Erwood Co 
Davis 

Daisy Harcourt Co 
Salu Buch Bill Co 

San Francineo 

ORPHEUM 
Trlxle Friganza 
Llanna Carrera 
Clara ft Verdi 
Wallenberg's Bears 
Melody Maids a M 
burns A Fulton 
Ray Conlin 
John a Mae Burke 
EMPRESS (sc; 
Todd-Nards 
Ronalr a Ward 
"Minstrel Kiddles" 
Savoy a Brennen 
Three Harbys 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Harry Girard Co 
Basy Russian Tr 
Harry Joison 
Orpheus 4 
Woodward's Dogs 

Seattle 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Espey A Paul 
Kaiton A La Tour 
The Criminal" 
Burton a Lerner 
Jackson Family 

PANTAGES (m; 
"The Lions Bride" . 
Ciias Car tor Co 
Hallen a Burt 
Eduie Howard Co 
Nadjo 

Spokane 

ORPHEUM (sc) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Tnree i>'rownles 
Estelle Rose 
"Broadway Love" 
They- Van-Da 
Hoyt'a Minstrels 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Lucille Mulhall Co 
"Dolly's Dolls" 
PariB Green 
Reid Sisters 
Vanfleld 

Springfield, Ma«». 

POL.IS lUbO) 

Allen ft Dalton 
Mortimer Sisters 
"Easy Money" 
Elisabeth Cutty 
Carmen Minstrels 
Bell Boy 3 
Lockhart a Leddy 
(One to 1111) 

Tacoma 

EMPRESS (sc) 
Rosalie a Prcvost 
Armstrong ft Munley 
Ross ft Ftnton Players 
Kitty Flynn 
Majestic Musical 4 
PANTAGES (m) 
Imperial Opera Co 
Amedio 

Godfrey ft Henderson 
Ma Idle De Long 
.lark ft Jessie Gibson 

Toronto 

YOUNG ST (loew) 
Murphy ft Foley 
Staines Circus 
Shrlner ft Richards 
Romalne ft Orr 
"Thro the Skylight" 
Gash Sisters 
(Two to nil) 

Van Couver, II. C. 

ORPHEUM (se) 
Paul Stephens 
McDermott ft Wallace 
Gertie Curlislc Co 
Walter Brower 
Mlnnctti ft Sldelli 

PANTAGES (m) 
Jessie Shirley Co 
Julie Ring Co 
tenuis De Fogle 
Mnv ft Kllduff 
.'. Flying Kays 

\ Icterla, n. C. 

PANTAGES (in) 
Chas Relllv Co 



Olive Briscoe 
Delmore ft Lee 
Bell ft Jones 
Bombay Deerfoot 

Winnipeg, Can. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Pony Moore Co 
Wlnsch A Poo re 
Gilbert Girard 
Coogan A Cox 
Lovee A Wilbur 



Pari* 

MARION Y (Revue) 
Eleanor Nesbit 
Jack Clifford 
Willie Solar 
Lyris 

Irene Bordonl 
Williams 
Pretty Myrtille 
Armelle 
Sydney 
Jackson Troupe 



SHOWS NEXT WEEK. 

NEW YORK. 

"A PAIR OF SIXES"— Longacre (18th week) 
"KITTY MacKAY"— Comedy (2.Sth week). 
•POTASH AND PERLMUTTER"— Cohan <4!»t u 

ZIEGFELDS "FOLLIES" -New Amsterdam 

( 8th week ) 
"THE PASSING SHOW"-- Winter Garden (7tb 

week) . 
"THE DUMMY"— Hudson (15th week) 
TOO MANY COOKS'— 3J)th Street. 



TARI9. 



"NOUVELLE IDOLE"— Comedle Fram-alse 
PRINCE BONHELR— Gaite. 

"MON BABY"— Gymnase. 
BELLE A VENTURE"— Vaudeville. 
WALTZ DREAM"-- Apollo. 

"TANTE DHONFLUER"— Varietes. 

"UNE NUIT DE NOCES"— Antolne. 

"LA PRETENTA1NE "— Comedie Champs-Ely- 
sees. lm.*A 

"JOSE PAS"— Palais Royal. 

JE NE TROMPE PAS MON MARI" -Athenee. 
Opera : repertoire. 

THEATRE REJANE— Pictures. 

Revues at Marigny, Olympia, Moulin Rouge 
Clgale, Follea Bergere. 



-Cohan's (Tth 



CHICAGO. 

"WHIRL OF THE WORLD' 

week) • 

•DADDY LONG-LEGS"— Powers' (22d week). 
"PEG O' MY HEART"— Garrlek (."ith week). 
"THE ELOPERS"— Comedy (4th week). 



EDMONTON IS OUT. 

Edmonton, Can., July 15. 

At last it has been definitely stated 
that Orpheum Circuit vaudeville will 
no longer favor Edmonton with its 
presence. Rumors that they would 
forsake the city were current as far 
back as two months ago, but the man- 
agement stoutly denied it. 

The house closed here June 17 but 
gave press and large program display 
announcements of reopening Aug. 17. 

The Orpheum people offer as as 
reason for quitting the expense of the 
long side jump from Calgary. In fu- 
ture, the shows will be routed from 
Winnipeg to Vancouver. 

A five-year contract did exist with 
the Empire, but with the taking over 
by the Western Canada Theatres Co. 
of the Sherman interests here and other 
western Canadian points this may have 
been automatically broken. 



ALBANY STRAND SOLD. 

Albany, N. Y., July 15. 
The Strand (120 Market street) has 
been sold to Charles L. Robinson, an 
Albany man. According to the sale 
agreement between Robinson and 
William Schcercr, owner, the B. & K. 
Corporation continues its present 
lease. The B. & R. Corporation oper- 
ates the Strand as a movie. The 
amount involved in the sale was about 
$600,000. 

The new Albany Strand owner is 
president of Edgar Allen-M. S. Epstin. 
Inc. Max Spiegel, of New York, is 
one of the directors <»|" iIk« H. & U\ 
Corporation. 



VARIETY 



15 



PICTURE AMALGAMATION 

OF THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS 



Dayton Convention Will Result in General Exhibitors 9 Asso- 
ciation, Embracing All of the Country. Dayton Conven- 
tion Disappointment. National Committee Will De- 
cide Upon Place for Next Year. 



Chicago, July 15. 

With the Dayton convention a thing 
of the past, and this fact giving every- 
one who took part or was indirectly 
interested in it considerable joy, the 
newly organized and strengthened Mo- 
tion Picture Exhibitors' League begins 
to loom up as a possibility with a fight- 
ing chance for proper recognition from 
the manufacturers, distributors, job- 
bers, allied trades, etc., and principally 
and most important of all, the ex- 
hibitors themselves. Heretofore the 
entire organization, judging from the 
convention's conduct, has apparently 
been one large misjointed, ill-behaved 
and gag-governed proposition, domin- 
ated by the Ohio delegation in gen- 
eral and M. A. Neff in particular. 

With the usual cut and dried and 
monotonous business reports laid aside, 
the question of amalgamating the two 
warring factions (I. M. P. E. Associa- 
tion and the M. P. E. L. of America) 
came before the convention. It was 
decided the pleasure of the convening 
delegates to give the bolters the priv- 
ilege of a conference, and a committee 
was immediately delegated to debate 
the amalgamating question with their 
representatives. The "bolters" asked 
for a representation of four members 
on the executive board of the "one" 
organization (to be raised from seven 
to nine) and a few other concessions 
before agreeing to consolidate with the 
convening outfit. Ohio, led by one 
Miller, a delegate from Cincinnati, 
made an emotional plea to turn down 
such a proposition and, with but a 
handful of delegates seated, carried 
thjir point. Up to the last moment 
i: looked like war, but Peter Jeup, a 
Michigan delegate who seemed to 
favor amalgamation as the only remedy 
to offstand eventual decay and disrup- 
tion for any organized body of exhib- 
itors, reintroduced the question at a 
later session and carried the vote in 
favor of the "bolter's" proposition. 
Just before the final adjournment, it 
was decided that both factions amal- 
gamate in a concerted stand against 
the evils facing the exhibitors' busi- 
ness, and the little Dayton party broke 
up with a joyous finale. 

As for the convention and exposition, 
it was little short of a schoolboy affair. 
For the 30,000 promised visitors but 300 
appeared. The city was disappointed, 
the natives surprised and the hotels 
(who had prepared for a killing) to- 
tally disgusted. It definitely proved 
to everyone interested in the industry 
that New York, and possibly Chicago, 
•ire the only two points in the country 
capable of staging a convention and 
exposition with any financial success. 

Numerous suggestions as to the gen- 
eral good and welfare of the organiza- 
tion were introduced, but none bore 



any degree of importance, and of the 
seven days and nights utilized to carry 
out the convention program the only 
important move was the amalgamation 
of both organizations. If they fulfill 
all promises in their co-operating pro- 
gram, the new organization may mate- 
rialize into a successful body. 

During the week the representatives 
oi the manufacturers represented in 
the exposition hall decided to do a little 
convening themselves and formed an 
organization to promote and hold ex- 
positions of their own. It assumed an 
important air for the time being, but, 
as one of its members explained, it was 
"merely a four-flush created to kill 
time," and will probably die a-bornin'. 

The Dayton frolic was an echo of 
the recent New York affair, i. e., con- 
siderable smoke and very little fire. 
Financially it was an admitted "bloom- 
er" for the visiting manufacturer, a 
tough vacation for the transient ex- 
hibitor, and a week's work for the 
attending scribes. 

The national executive committee 
has been delegated to decide on the 
date and site of next year's conven- 
tion and will meet in November, either 
in St. Louis or Chicago, to render a 
decision. It is expected the 1915 con- 
vention and exposition will take place 
either in New York or Chicago in the 
second week of June. 

The following official announcement 
was sent out this week: 

To the Members of the International Motion 

Picture Ass'n. : 

Pursuant to a resolution passed at the New 
York Convention, the members of your com- 
mittee elected with full power to bring about 
an amalgamation of the two national organi- 
zations, met at the Dayton Convention of the 
M. P. E. L. of America, on Monday, July 6th, 
und proceeded with the business in hand, with 
the following members present : Samuel H. 
Trigger, New York, Chairman ; F. J. Rem- 
busch. Indiana: Sam Bullock, Ohio; Judge 
Tugwell, California ; Fred J. Herrlngton, 
Pennsylvania ; William J. Sweeney, Illinois. 

Chas. H. Phillips, president of the I. M. P. 
A., (ex-offlclo member of the committee) made 
up the full committee of seven. Delegate 
Thomas Furnlss of Minnesota being delayed 
in transit. 

A proportion was made at the first Joint 
committee meeting with the M. P. 13. L. of A. 
Committee In the .form of a resolution pre- 
sented by Delegate Bullock that this Commit- 
tee cannot amalgamate with any organization 
under the terms of the resolution by which 
we were elerted, unless the said organization 
is opposed In toto to nil forms of legalized 
censorship. 

The second resolution by Delegate Herring- 
ton provided "That It be to the best Interests 
of all concerned that we recommend that the 
only method of amalgamation possible will he 
by the elimination of the officers of both the 
organizations and the control of the amalga- 
mated forces should be vested In a National 
Executive Board comprising the membership 
of the Executive Hoards of both organiza- 
tions." 

The above resolution opened the way for 
consideration of amalgamation plans by tho 
convention body and after several days earn- 
est effort by the committee with counter prop- 
ositions from the convention It was decided to 
"stand pat" for four representations upon the 
executive board of the M. P. E. L. of A. and 
recommend a cessation of hostilities between 
the two bodies. This proposition was rejected 
and accompanied by an offer of two repre- 
sentatives to be appointed by the Incoming 
president. This proposition was In turn 
promptly rejected by your committee and at a 
final meeting on Thursday, previous to the 
departure of Delegates Herrlngton and Fur- 
nlss, it w;is agreed to "stand pat" for four 
representatives or no amalgamation. This was 



finally agreed to by the Convention body on 
Friday and our Committee nominations for the 
new executive board of the M. P. E. L. of 
A. were accepted by unanimous acclimation 
by the convention. They are as follows : 
Charles H. Phillips. Wisconsin • Wo. J. Swee- 
ney, Illinois; Judge Tugwell, California; Ful- 
ton Brylawskl, Washington, D. C. 

Messrs. Harrington and Furnlss stated be- 
fore leaving that they had no desire to serve, 
but agreed to a "stand pat" for four "propo- 
sitions". Chairman Trigger said New York 
did not seek any honors. 

The committee succeeded in having the 
convention endorse the principle measures 
passed at the I. M. P. A. Convention Including 
the National Board of Censorship Resolutions, 
and every member of the new executive board 
of nine is a staunch supporter of the New 
York National Board. 

The result of the work of your committee 
and the convention body at Dayton means that 
the object for which we have fought so long 
has been accomplished. "Principles, not In- 
dividuals" Is our future watchword. From 
now on we get a new deal in everything. It is 
no longer "Let's Get together— We are to- 
gether, and such being the case, legalized 
censorship is doomed' a National Board of 
Trade Is In sight and a membership of Ten 
Thousand united exhibitors Is quite possible 
by the time the next annual convention is 
held. Let every friend of the cause put his 
shoulder to the wheel. There Is no longer any 
excuse or reason for remaining out of the par- 
ent body, or unattached. Let us again unite, 
co-operate and fight against the common 

enemy. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) SAM BULLOCK. 

Secretary of Committee on Amalgamation. 

Cincinnati, July 14. 
M. A. Neff, former president of the 
Motion Picture Exhibitors League of 
America, says he has no plans for the 
future. "My resignation from the pres- 
idency of the national organization was 
necessarily a sacrifice," he added, "as 
I had devoted much time to it and took 
pride in watching its rapid develop- 
ment, but I felt that under the cir- 
cumstances it was the wisest course to 

pursue." 

Neff owns a moving picture theatre 
here. He will devote a large part of 
his time to the Ohio Exhibitors League, 
of which he is the head. 

Neff got $2,000 a year salary. The 
new President's pay is to be only $300. 



GOVERNMENT MAKES ARRESTS. 

San Francisco, July 15. 

A charge of violating the War De- 
partment rules and the Federal statutes 
prohibiting the photographing or publi- 
cation of photographs of any Govern- 
ment fortifications was filed in this city 
against Chas. K. Field, editor of the 
Sunset magazine, Robert Fowler, local 
aviator, Ray Duhem, head of a local 
moving picture company and Riley A. 
Scott, a writer and military aeroplane 
demonstrator. 

The arrest was caused by an article 
published in the Sunset Magazine ac- 
companied by photographs from a pic- 
ture taken by Duhem while flying over 
the Panama Canal with Robert Fowler 
in the latter's aeroplane. The men 
claim that they had secured permission 
of Colonel Goethals who wished them 
the best of luck and hoped the pictures 
would turn out well. 

The defendants were surprised at the 
arrest and stated that when the photo- 
graphs were taken, nothing but prelim- 
inary grading had been done on Naos 
Island. 



BROADWAY ALTERATIONS. 

The Broadway theatre, now playing 
pictures undrr the Stanley Company 
(Philadelphia) movie regime, close:* to- 
morrow night for eight or ten weeks, 
during which time extensive altera- 
tions will be made. Sy3vr»ething like 
$80,000 will be spent by the Mast- 
baum-Taylor *d\ al. interest, it is said. 



PICTURE SPECIFICATIONS. 

Philadelphia, July 15. 
Under the auspices of the Pennsyl- 
vania Department of Labor and In- 
dustry a "committee on motion picture 
standards" of which four members 
were men prominent in moving pic- 
ture affairs has compiled a set of spe- 
cifications to be the basis for future 
legislation pertaining to the erection of 

theatres. 

The movie world was represented on 
this committee by Samuel F. Wheeler, 
president of the Pennsylvania Exhibi- 
tors League, George W. Bennethum, of 
the Inter-State Film Co., L. W. Ritten- 
house, president of the Pittsburgh Ex- 
hibitors League Protective Association, 
and James Delves, secretary of the 
Pittsburgh Motion Picture Exhibitors 
Association. Architects, engineers and 
building inspectors were the other 
members of the committee. 

The specifications require that be- 
fore work may be commenced on "any 
movie house two complete sets of the 
architect's drawings must be submitted 
to the department at Harrisburg to be 
approved. Before any house, newly 
built or repaired can be opened the 
owner, lessee or agent must make an 
affidavit stating that the work has been 
done in accordance with the plans as 
approved. 

All picture houses erected under the 
new specifications will have to be to 
constructed as to be able to support a 
live load of not less than 100 pounds 
per square foot in addition to the per- 
manent fixtures. Mechanical systems 
of ventilation which will supply not 
less than 1,500 cubic feet of fresh air 
per hour to each person in the house 
are also among the requirements. 
Houses designed to hold more than 500 
persons must be of fireproof construc- 
tion. Buildings of fireproof construc- 
tion may be more than one story high, 
those not fireproof may not be more 
than one story high. 

Every house must have at least two 
2y% gallon chemical hand fire extin- 
guishers, located in the auditorium in 
addition to one fire extinguisher of ap- 
proved type attached to the picture ma- 
chine booth. Other regulations deal 
with the number, location and methods 
of operating exits, width of aisles, etc. 



a,H BUYING KENNEDY? 

From several sources this week the 
story emanated that J. J. Kennedy was 
disposing of all his holdings in the 
Biograph Company to Klaw & Er- 
langer. Still another rumor had it A. 
L. Erlanger was devoting his energies 
toward absorbing the Kennedy interest 
in the movie concern. 

No official confirmation of the report 
could be obtained and from the Ken- 
nedy and K. & E. offices little credence 
was given to the story. 

The K. & E. feature films are going 
out of the Biograph studio. 



Gus Frohman Incorporating. 

The (jus Frohman Co. is being in- 
corporated to produce moving pictures, 
it is said. The capital stock will he 
placed at $500,000. 

(Jus is a brother to Charles and 
|);inie) Frohman. 



16 



VARIETY 



sx 



FILM FLASHES 



The film version of "11 Trovatore" in six 
reels will be ready for showing around Aug. 
1. 



Carlyle Blackwell has left the Famous 
1'laytTH to make blB own brand of Alms. 



Ernest Shipman has sold all of bis Interests 
In the Pan-American Film Co. and likewise 
resigned as general manager of the concern. 



Tbe Motion Pictures Patents Co. started 
Home more suits last week against independ- 
ent concerns, alleging Infringement of tbe 
Edison "loop" device. 

Tbomas Nash, of tbe Nasb M. P. Co.. and 
bis eastern representative, Stanly H. Twist, 
are due to arrive from Los Angeles next 
Tuesday wltb the first feature releases of the 
Die Otto brand of wild animal stories. 



Tbe Bryant theatre on West 4 I'd street, a 
small picture place, had a sign tacked upon 
it this week, "Closed for alterations." 



Tbe 2lrth Century Feature Film Co. baa 
Htarted on Its first American production. 

Edward Van Dam Diamond, of the World 
Film Corporation, Is to marry Stella Jarcr. 

Klag Daggott and Mrs. Baggott added a boy 
to their family July 6. 

The Imp had a picture thrown out by the 
Censoring Board the other day. It was ob- 
jected to on the ground that a vitriol-throwing 
woman was not sufficiently punished. Tbe 
light object lesson following the disfigure- 
ment was claimed by the Board as a possible 
Inducement to women at large to take the 
name revenge path without undue fear of a 
heavy penalty. And the same Censoring Board 
of National scope passed the "vice" pictures. 
If the manufacturers would furnish a feed 
with every film, what they couldn't put over. 

W. H. Hendrlz of Durham, N. C, Is man- 
aging the Universal, Lynchburg. Va., succeed- 
ing J. B Craver, who was promoted by the 
Piedmont Co. to a road position. 

Henry Arthur Jones, the English playwright, 
has made arrangements to have his plays pro- 
duced In movies In this country. Daniel Froh- 
man, who at one time controlled the rights to 
the plays, has made arrangements to produce 
them In pictures for the Famous Players. 

An action was begun last week by George F. 
Sou 11 of the Motion Picture Patents Co. to re- 
strain the Universal and the Thanhouser 
Corp. from alleged Infringements on patents 
obtained by Thomas A. Edison. 

Down In Bermuda the Victory Co. has been 
working on a number of feature films. The 
director In each Is James Gordon. 

"Foul Play" Is a feature play which the 
American Pathe Co. Is busily engaged In pro- 
ducing at present. Tbe players recently went 
to Bermuda and back for some "exteriors. " 
In this company are William Riley Hatch. 
Sheldon Lewis, Eleanor Woodruff and Virginia 
Pearson, with Director Verbout in charge. 

Nellie Bell, who recently resigned from the 
Frontier, Is now the bride of Carl Widen, a 
Kalem photographer. 

Mai Wells has been engaged by the Sterling. 

Since tbe first of the year four weddings 
have occurred within the ranks of the Frontier 
at Paula. Cal 

"Ninety and Nine." Ramsay Morris" melo- 
drama. Is marked for the movies. The piece 
has been obtained by the Famous PlayerH. 

COAST PICTURE NEWS. 

By OUY PRICEJ. 

Jack Jeffries and wife entertained a num- 
ber of picture stars at a dinner recently. The 
affair was given In honor of Fred Balshofcr 
of the Sterling Motion company. Little Miss 
Heckle Jeffries presided at the dinner. 

Henry Warren, picture actor, •:, . ■ ng 
sought by Deputy District Attorney M * •;< "id 
I). M. Williams, proprietor of n 'm .mi 
stand. Williams claims his wl<>> *o',d u v. M 
able limousine to Warren f *>i u v«r. iw 

amount. He was to brln<? "<, >n> ..■ . •'■•• 
Lankershlm Hotel to Mrs .Vill. 11 tn 'a 
to appear. A warrant wa irked '• hi.- 
rest, but refused on the gro ; \- 
should be settled by a civil suit 



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Margaret Gibson, leading lady of M.. V in 
graph, won tbe silver loving cji ami #.**> 
check In the Ocean Park bathing girl*" ..nnuul 
parade. Fifty thousand people ventu-d 'ori», 
on the hottest day of tho year to wltn-«« h. 
long line of machines containing the hi. •"'mi: 
beauties, as It wended Its way from the K' •« 
George hotel to tho Cafe Nat Goodwin u;i«i 
back to the hath house, where the decision of 
the judges was given. 

The Oz Film Co., which came to llf<' two 
months bko in Los Angeles. Is working on 
its Jlrst picture. "Patchwork Girl." undi r dl 
rectlon of Farrcll Mac-Donald. Among tin 
players are Courderc. Frank Moore. Fr< <! 




Woodward, Ben Doe ley. Jim Crosby u lead- 
ing man, also bead camera man. 



Mob Iieonard, director Hex, Is putting on the 
-omedy The Wall Between." 



.Marshall Nealon, Kalem director, at Holly- 
wood, Ih recovering from a severe case of 
poisoning through drinking desert water. 

Wm. Elllngford, extra man. Universal, 
"staked" miner for eighth Interest mine near 
San Bernardino. Eighth Is now said to be 
worth $120,(100. 



The male population of the Onondaga Indian 
Reservation at Syracuse wo.* transported to 
Ithaca, N. Y., to appear In an Aztec play now 
being filmed by the Wharton Film Company, 
a new comer In the movie world. Cornell 
students fill out the cast. Fifty special police 
are Hald to have been sworn in to prevent dis- 
order. 



Eddie Lyons and I^ee Morgan, the Nestor 
I'nlversal comedians, ant acting as directors 
during the illness of Director Al Christie. 
They completed their third photoplay today. 

Paulino Bush, Joe King and Lon Chancy, 
were brought together in one company at the 
Universal, by a change which took effect 
last week. The company with these three In 
leading roles will be directed by Jos. I)e 
Orasse. 



F. Warren Kerrigan Is sporting a new 
Chalmers "fl." 



Pauline Bush has returned from a vacation 
in the mountains. 

Nature-faking in picture studios has been 
advanced another step at the Universal farm, 
where a fox terrlor and collie are mothering 
two lion cube taken from their real mother 
for fear Bhe would kill them In her small cage. 



The Universal company, headed by Cleo 
Madison. Is at San Diego. 

Santa Monica people were given a bit of ex- 
citement today when Donald Crisp, a director 
of the Reliance Majestic, burned a real build- 
ing there for a scene In a dramatic photoplay 
which he Is completing. 

PICTURES FULL OF PICKFORD. 

The picture makers seem bound to 
tost the popularity of Mary Pickford, 
if not enlarge it, while at the same 
time reaping some profi.s for them- 
selves. Monday the Biograpff dug up 
54 Pickford reels of the days when 
May played for the Bio. They will 
ho released one daily until used up. 

The Imp also found some former 
Pickford reels they had on hand, and 
besides the Famous Players is featur- 
ing Miss Pickford on long-reeled films. 



BIJOU IS CLOSED. 

The Bijou theatre, at Broadway and 
28th street, is at last closed, by order 
of the Fire Department, which de- 
manded more exits. The closure has 
been accepted by Jerome Rosenberg, 
who leased the house, as a good reason 
to pay no more rent for the theatre. 

A story came out that Weber's the- 
atre close by and Wallack's had also 
orders issued against them by the Fire 
Department, but this is denied by the 
respective house managements. Web- 
er's is closed and will remain so until 
fall, when a picture or some other 
policy is to be decided upon. Both 
!i«»Msrs have their license. 



Henry B. Walthall Overworked. 

Los Angeles, July 15. 

I« !;. i' Walthall is in th" Good 
S.iiiia'-it.i;. 1'ispital suffering a ner- 
\ m.s •.♦rak<b»\. caused by overwork. 
!'it .'t. uit maJVt- are held up pend- 

■ !■■'< i reiver^ . 

' !:• :> 'k-i.mmk. •■ • sician reported 
tl)' t I- -riiiti .■ M WW- rill's condition 
N ii v •>! "I : I ■• i v would be 

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FILMS AT AUCTION. 

The New York Film Mart has 
started an innovation in the disposi- 
tion of moving picture films. Once 
weekly, each Tuesday, they are sold 
at auction in the Mart, after exhibition 
in the private projecting room. 

Considerable interest seems to be 
manifested in this mode of placing 
reels. Tuesday of this week a good 
crowd attended. Announcement is 
made what goes with the bidding, 
either the rights for the particular state 
mentioned or the world's rights. Bids 
are taken by the foot or reel, accord- 
ing to the inclination of the audience. 

Tuesday the highest price paid was 
74 cents a foot for "In a Garden." The 
lowest offer was 6 cents a foot for a 
North American Company "Match 
Race" in three reels, with the world's 
rights. When bids per reel were called 
for, a solitary voice said $25, where- 
upon the auctioneer closed shop. 

Edna Ross is the pretty and accom- 
plished piano accompanist who plays 
for the pictures in the Mart. 



FREE ADMISSION IN PH1LLY. 

Philadelphia, July 15. 

Free movies are pulling them in this 
city for the afternoon shows. A score 
of houses which have been playing to 
vacant seats at the matinees are now 
getting capacity, the admission price 
being a coupon clipped from an eve- 
ning paper. Several airdomes giving 
night shows are also in the proposi- 
tion and little real money comes 
across the box office window. 

As a circulation builder for the 
newspaper the scheme looks good, but 
many are doubtful that any perma- 
nent benefit will result for the ex- 
hibitors. The only possible advantage 
is that the proposition may serve to 
hold the clientele in houses from which 
the regulars might stray during the 
heated term. Women and children 
are admitted on the newspaper cou- 
pons. 



"DEVINE MYRMA'S" FILM. 

Ethel McDonough, "The Devine 
Myrma" of vaudeville, started picture 
making Monday for the Mutual, in a 
feature film to be produced with the 
main idea dives and water. 



Bio's Own St Louis Office. 

St. Louis, July 15. 
The Biograph is about to open its 
own offices in St. Louis, and has se- 
cured quarters at Grand avenue and 
Morgan street. A manager has been 
appointed for the agency, which will 
operate here along the same lines as 
the Eclectic company. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise at all. 



RELEASED NEXT WEEK (July 20 to July 27, inc.) 

MANUFACTURERS INDICATED BY ABBREVIATIONS, VIZ.I 



GENERAL 

Vitagraph V 

Biograph B 

Kalem K 

Lubin L 

Pathe* Pthe 

Selig S 

Ediaon E 

Euanay S-A 

Kleine Kl 

Melles Mel 

Ambrosie Amb 



EXCLUSIVE 

G. N. S. F G N 

Ramo R 

Sola* Sol 

Eclectic Eel 

F. R. A. F 

Lewia Pennants.. L P 

Gt. Northern G N 

Dragon D 

Itala It 

G. N. X.X..ONXX 
Blache Features.. Bl 
Luna Lu 



UNIVERSAL 

Imp I 

Bison B101 

Chrystal C 

Nestor N 

Powers P 

Eclair Eclr 

Rex Rx 

Frontier Frnt 

Victor Vic 

Gold Seal G S 

Joker T 

Universal Ikc....U I 
Sterling Ster 



NOTE— The subject is in one reel of about 1,000 feet unless 



MUTUAL 

Gaumont G 

American A 

Keystone Key 

Reliance Rel 

Majestic Maj 

Thanhouser T 

Kay-Bee K B 

Broncho Br 

Domino Dom 

Mutual M 

Princess Pr 

Komic Ko 

Beauty Be 

Apollo Apo 

Royal R 

Lion Ln 

Hepworth H 

otherwise noted. 



JULY 20— MONDAY 

MUTUAL— A Man's Way, 2- reel dr, A; Key- 
stone title not announced ; Our Mutual Olrl. 
No. 27. Rel. 

GENERAL F— The World and the Woman, 
dr, B; In Wolfs Clothing. 2-reel dr (fourth 
of the Alice Joyce Series), K; The Crayfish, 
(educ) and In French Guinea (travel), split- 
reel Pthe ; A Woman Laughs, 2-reel dr. and 
Hearst-Sellg News Pictorial, No. 41. S; Love, 
the Clairvoyant, dr, V ; The Adventure of the 
Absent-Minded Professor, com (seventh of 
Octavlus Amateur Detective Series), E; 
Money Talks, com, S-A. 

UNIVERSAL— Value Received, 2-reel dr. 
Vic; In the Sultan's Garden, dr, I; The Cir- 
cus, com, Ster. 

JULY 21— TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Pendulum of Fate, 2-reel 
dr, T; A Red Mans Heart, dr, Maj; Her 
"Really" Mother, dr. Be. 

GENERAL F The Beast, dr, K ; Temper 
and Temperature, and Worms Will Turn, 
split-reel com, L; A Badger Hunt (hunt- 
ing), and Life in Japan (custom), split-reel 
Pthe; The Lure of the Ladles, com, S; Bread 
Upon the Waters, 2-reel dr, V ; A Matter of 
Minutes, dr (eighth of the "Man Who Disap- 
peared Series"), E; Mrs. Billlngton's First 
CaBe. com-dr, S-A ; The Stronger Tie. 2-reel 
dr, Kl ; Melles title not announced. 

UNIVERSAL Lucille Love, the Girl of 
Mystery Series No. 15, 2-reel dr. O S; Get- 
ting Vivian Married, com, C ; Universal Ike. 
tr., In Cupids Victory, com U I. 

JULY 22— WEDNESDAY. 

MUTUAL Shorty and the Arldvllle Ter- 
ror, J- reel com Br ; Business vs. Love, dr A ; 
Izzy and the Diamond, eom Rel. 

GENERAL F— The Rival Railroad's Plot. 2- 
reel dr K; Who Seeks Revenge, 2-reel dr L; 
Pathe's Weekly, No. 4(1 Pthe : The Sealed 
Package, dr S : Buddy's Downfall, com V ; 
A Deal In Stsituary. and Ills Wife's Burglar, 
split-reel com K ; The Fable of "Higher Edu- 
cation that was too High for the Old Man." 
coin S-A ; Ills Sense of Duty, dr Mel. 



UNIVERSAL -By the Sun's Rays, w-dr, N ; 
Jimmy Kelly and the Kidnappers, com. J ; 
Allah-mil, .'l-reel dr Eclr; Universal Ani- 
mated Weekly, U. 

JULY 23— THURSDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Defaulter, 2-reel dr, Dom ; 
Keystone title not announced ; Mutual Weekly 
No. 82, M. 

GENERAL F— The Show Busters, and The 
Cheesevllle Cops, split-reel com, B ; The 
False Shadow, 2-reel dr, L; Hoarst-Selig News 
Pictorial, No. 42. S : The Apple, dr. V ; Slip- 
pery Sllm's Inheritance, w-com. S-A ; Want- 
ed a Sweetheart, com, and Why Preachers 
Leave Home, 2-reel com, Mel. 

UNIVERSAL— The Gateway of Regret dr 
I ; At the Foot of the Stairs, dr, Rx ; Love 
and Lunch, 2-reel com. Ster. 

JULY 24— FRIDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Sheriff of Blsbee, 2-reel dr, 
K B ; Princess title not announced ; Lest We 
Forget, dr, Maj. 

GENERAL— The Blngvllle Fire Depart- 
ment, com, K ; A Traitor to His Country, dr 
L; The Substitute Heir. com. S; The Win- 
ning Trick, com. V; Laddies. 2-reel dr, E; 
A Letter from Home. 2-reel dr, S-A. [ 

UNIVERSAL- -All at Sea. com. N; Kate 
Waters of the Secret Service. 2-reel dr P 
Irene's Busy Week, com. Vic. 

JULY 25— SATURDAY. 

MUTUAL-Tho Saving of Young Anderson. 
2-reel dr. Rel ; Keystone title not announced : 
Milling the Militant, and Servants Super- 
seded, split-reel com. R. 

GENERAL F— The Little Widow, dr II; 
Defying the Chief, dr. K ; A Matter of Rec- 
ord, com, L ; Footprints, com-dr. S : Roman- 
tic Josle. 2-reel com, V; The Last Assign- 
ment, dr (twelfth pago of Active Life of 
"Dolly of the Dailies" series). F; Broncho 
Billy and the Gambler, w-dr, S-A • Hlack 
Pearls. 2-reel dr. Mel. 

UNIVERSAL The Polo Champions, corn 
.1 ; Olana of the South Seas. 2-reel dr UM1 



VARIETY 



17 



JOHN BARLEYCORN. 

By Jack London. 

tint Period Matty Roubert 
2d Period Antrim Short 
3d Period Elmer Clifton 

Hay dee Viola Berry 

Hobart Bos worth, Director. 
According to the Boeworth announcement, 
"John Barleycorn" embraces some of the ex- 
periences which befell the author, Jack Lon- 
don, in real life. London wrote the story 
which first appeared in serial form in the Sat- 
urday Evening Post. There are many reasons 
why the "John Barleycorn" picture is going 
to be in demand. There is no argument in 
favor of the saloon. "John Barleycorn" 1b a 
story with many eventful and exciting experi- 
ences on land and water. In the making It 
takes Jack through all the periods of his 
young life, starting when he was a tot In 
jumpers and bare feet following his father 
and the plow in the field. He's *»ent for a 
bucket of beer and on the way from the house 
to the field takes a few nibbles and later 
dropB drunk to the ground. For the first per- 
iod Matty Roubert does Jack and a capital im- 
personation It is. Antrim Short handles the 
second period and his best work Is done at the 
Italian rancho, where the older men persuade 
him to fill up on red wine. For the remainder, 
after Jack has passed alon<* to the 15th year, 
the part is enacted by Elmer Clifton. Viola 
Berry Is Haydee, the girl whom he marries 
and helps him in his fight against the "white 
man's" curse— strong drink. Miss Berry is 
capable and effective. "John Barleycorn" has 
been splendidly photographed and some of the 
exteriors are superb. The locale Is in Cali- 
fornia. The movie people have Btuck pretty 
closely to the story and have done a splendid 
Job of it, all things considered. Some of the 
climaxes at the close of each reel are not very 
prominent, yet the story in picture form hangs 
pretty well together. Of course, Jack swears 
off from time to time, but in each Instance 
flops his good Intentions. Jack is Bhown In 
some pretty tough •drunks," several landing 
him in the waters of San Francisco Bay. He 
finally masters Strong Drink and all ends well. 
On his wrist reposes a watch that is going 
to hand a lot of the strong young men of the 
west a big laugh as they figure that a 'wrist 
timepiece" is worse than taking a drink. 
Everything is in favor of "John Barleycorn 
getting time and money. It's a great temper- 
ance lecture. Mark. 

LITTLE GRAY LADY. 

Anna Grey • • -Jane Gray 

Perry Carlyle James Cooley 

Ruth Jordon Jane Fearnley 

Sam Meade Hal Clarendon 

MrB. Jordon Julia Walcott 

Richard Graham Robert Cummlngs 

Mrs Graham Mathaleen Aamold 

John Moore Edgar Davenport 

Mrs. Carlyle Sue Balfour 

Somewhat trite for a feature picture is the 
main thread of "The LitUe Gray Lady," a 
four reeler by the .Famous Players, at the 
Strand this week. The story revolves around 
a country youth securing a Government posi- 
tion at Washington, and going wrong with 
Anna Grey (Jane Grey), remaining faithful 
to her bumpkin sweetheart., finally recalling 
' him from the unrighteous path, and taking 
him away to green fields once more, ostensibly 
to also marry him. It's Just plot or story, 
nothing else. Miss Grey Is "The little grey 
lady," but as such, displays naught out of 
the usual or expected, In playing or action. 
She gives a touch of sincerity to her work 
before the camera and that is about all that 
may be said for her. James Cooley Is Perry 
Carlyle, the boy who left his mother, sweet- 
heart and home in the rural district to Join 
the staff of the Treasury department. Perry 
fell In with a blonde there the first day. She 
took him out to lunch, then she took him to 
her mother's boarding house, and then the 
blonde took Perry right down the line he 
finishing with pasting up counterfeit bills to 
keep the pace. This Is where the Secret Serv- 
ice stepped into the tale, but it Isn't so He< - 
cret. according to this film, for the Chief of 
the Bureau at his office Is on the sheet, with 
the secret service men about. Hal Clarendon, 
as Sam Meade, the principal operator, who 
fastened the counterfeiting upon Perry, Is the 
predominating figure of the film through his 
personality. Detective Meade consulted with 
his Chief continually up to the moment when 
Miss Grey pleaded with him not to arrest 
Perry. Then Sam let him go, but upon what 
authority or by what right (even pictures) 
the feature doesn't remark. Mr. Cooley gave 
a wobbly performance. His efforts to Im- 
personate a boob In a big city, as he did upon 
reaching Washington, were very labored. He 
failed to hit it off either way. Sue Balfour 
was a sweet mother and Jane Fearnley made 
the role of the blonde, who took Perry In hand, 
look quite "hard," although her blondtness 
was sufficient reason for Perry to fall. Chai- 
ning Pollock wrote "The Little drey Lady 
as a play. Other than the title and the name 
of Jane Grey in connection, there Is little to 
recommend In it. The picture concern has 
performed its part well enough, though the 
director dwelled too much upon the Treasury 
Department office and staff, and gave over at- 
tention to minute detail, such as seeing the 
clerks In the office put on their wraps to go 
to lunch. The biggest gap In the film Is that 
caused by lack of action. For four reels they 
do nothing. Rimr 

JOAN OF ARC. 

An Eclair feature in five parts telling the 
historical story of the famous Maid of Horn - 
ney who. during the memorable strife In 
Southern France in 1421). led the French army 
to victories against the English and who. 
later was burned at the stake. The picture 
starts with the prologue introduction and ends 
with the smoke enveloping Joan as she ; s tied 
nt the post with the "stake fire touched off 
by the Bergundese soldiers. The various 



FILM REVIEWS 



who did it. He receives a note telling him to 

?lt, as the red-sklnB have found him out. Be- 
ore leaving he decides to get some easy cash 
so pulls some phony work In a card game with 
a stranger. He la caught and a bang up time 
ensues. He escapes with his sister but could 
easily have been shot if it had not been for 
the atranger who said, "let him go for the 



phases of Joan's life wherein she convinces 
the Dauphin that the Heavenly Inspiration she 
has will result in certain triumph on the bat- 
tlefield and later engages in actual warfare, 
are enacted before the camera. Considering 
the money expended the feature measures up 
fairly well, although It did not prove any- 
thing extraordinary. There are battle scenes 
to be sure, but battles are easy things for com- 
petent directors nowadays. The photography 
is good in spots, with many of the big scenes 
very dim and indistinct. There were sections 
of the picture that showed wear and tear. The 
crowning of the King was very tame and 
commonplace, and lacked elaborateness. An- 
other time the caption flashes that the French 
are thrilled by the sight of the party on the 
way to the Coronation and three persons, one 
a little girl, are shown looking out of a win- 
dow at the passing parade. The captions are 
many and some too long. Stage direction at 
times flops. "Joan of Arc" will get attention 
on a regular bill, but placed alone as a box- 
office magnet It's doubtful if It would prove 
the draw expected. Where educational and 
historical photoplays are the most popular 
"Joan of Arc" might stand the pace. 

Jlf ark. 



THE FALSE MAGISTRATE. 

No. 5 in the Gaumont serial of "Fantomas." 
If the previous four episodes compare with 
this fifth In four reels, then "Fantomas" is 
worth while, though the Gaumont people were 
taking a chance In turning out a continued 
picture that gives a crook all the best of It. 
The picture people apparently realize this, for 
the final caption says that, although Fantomas 
has again outwitted the authorities, Justice 
will prevail In the end. Yet It does look as 
though before the end arrives, Fantomas will 
have murdered tiie entire community. He 
killed a brother crook and a magistrate In 
"The False" affair. This No. 5 doesn't call 
for knowledge of the preceding pictures. It 
tells its story complete, excepting after the 
escape at the finish, accomplished very clever- 
ly, by the way. There has been a Jewel rob- 
bery, much money and many Jewels. Fan- 
tomas 1b making his getaway, and secretes 
himself In the baggage car of a foreign pas- 
senger train. A Magistrate, recently elected 
and going to his district (presumably for the 
first time), while walking beside the same 
train for exercise nearly misses it, the train 
suddenly starting. He Jumps In the baggage 
car. And Fantomas murders him through 
strangulation. Fantomas happened to have in 
his grip the very kind of a beard and hair 
the Judge wore, so he put them on, discovered 
from his papers his profession and destination, 
proceeding to the rooms of the Judges, where 
he takes up the name and business of the 
murdered magistrate. Incidents follow, one 
we'll done by a crook being left upon the bel- 
fry bell of a church, he hanging there by his 
suspenders and eventually dropping to the 
church floor below, and another that of Fan- 
tomas turning on the gas to kill a husband, 
though he must have possessed superhuman 
knowledge to be aware of the facts on the oth- 
er end of the tube. These incidents, however, 
are not brought out until Juve, a police In- 
spector, assisted by a newspaper reporter, un- 
cover Fantomas as the psuedo magistrate. Just 
before this happens, and with Fantomas then 
holding about $150,000 in banknotes that he 
had obtained partly through blackmail, the 
crook, deciding he had been caught, writes a 
note to the warden of the prison (while he 
is still magistrate) saying Fantomas has been 
arrested and to release him secretly at mid- 
night, as the arrest Is a frame. Immediately 
upon dispatching this note. Fantomas removes 
his disguise, the officers enter and he is taken 
In custody. That night at 12 the Warden, 
with a soft step and a smile, unlocks the cell, 
sending Fantomas away with a handshake, 
and again has the greatest crook of modern 
times, as Gaumont proclaims, cheated the po- 
lice. A good picture of its kind, but a bad 
object' lesson. If a crook can elude the po- 
lice for five sections, each of four reels or 
more, many may conclude that the crook busi- 
ness Is worth going Into. It's wrong to make 
wrong right, as the 'Fantomas" feature does. 



THIS IS THE LIFE. 

People laugh at the Keystone comedies and 
seem to enjoy them, but in this three-reeled 
Ramo the comedy is too long drawn out to 
get very far with any audience. The fun Is 
of the old school of slapstick. The story Is 
of a young girl and her drummer lover. They 
try to get married without the consent of her 
father. The comedy police force Is brought in 
to the picture a number of times and the usual 
falling all over each other Is indulged In. 
Throwing pies and ether missiles make a few 
laughs, especially when the faces of the people 
are smeared. A dog Is prominent in the film. 
The picture could have been made In one reel, 
and then It would have been boring at times. 
The fewer of these "comedies" of more than 
one reel the better 

MY OFFICIAL WIFE. 

A Five Part Drama of RumsIh 
Hv RICHARD HENRY SAVAGE. 
Plcturlzed hv Marguerite Uertsch. 
Helene Marie (My Official Wife). 

Clara Kimball Young 
Arthur Ralnbridge l^ennox ... Harry T. Morey 

I^aura. his wife Rose E TapUy 

Marguerite, their daughter. . . .Mury Anderson 



Baslle Welotsky, her husband.. Arthur Cosine 
Baron Frlederteh, Chief of the Russian 

Secret Police L. Rogers Lytton 

Eugenie, his spy Bulalle Jensen 

Constantino Weletsky Charles Wellesley 

Olga, his wife Louise Beaudet 

Sacha, their nephew Barle Williams 

Sophie, their child Helen Connelly 

Director — James Young. 
Too much of "My Official Wife" was done 
in the studio. Nearly five long reels dragged 
themselves through before Mrs. Wife and her 
soldier-lover got out Into the open. When 
they did, on a boat that was blown up by a 
torpedo as the finale. It nearly atoned for the 
gross padding of this Vltagraph feature. The 
flnUh Is a splendid Illusion for a camera to 
record. When Helen Marie Inveigled Sacha 
to smuggle her out of Russia (which he did 
In full uniform) they boarded a yacht that 
was chased by a man of war having the Chief 
of the Secret Police aboard. With no occa- 
sion to destroy the yacht merely to kill 
political prisoners when they could have been 
as easily captured, the torpedo boat let one 
of Its deadliest fly toward the yacht, with the 
result the audience thought they saw a boat 
explode, a conclusion afterward heightened 
through the two principals floating on the 
water, In each others' arms, presumably dead. 
The chances are that the Vltagraph got a 
picture of torpedo practice, with a dummy 
target exploding from a nicely aimed shot, hut 
It has been so well played up to and pieced 
in this picture one doesn't even care how the 
effect has been obtained, It is there so almost 
perfectly. That finale may be strong enough 
to hold up "My Official Wife" as a feature. 
For Its many reels, the affair falls below the 
usual standard of Vltagraph's long film. In 
other Interest It has but the story, acting and 
Russia. Russia ! That country It bad enough, 
hut this film (that never dares go Into the 
open because It was made so far* away from 
any place even resembling the land of the 
Czar that the studio posing and setting be- 
comes extraordinarily obvloui) takes a couple 
of unnecessary flings at poor old Russ, one 
that Siberia flash with the troupe of Cossacks 
whipping exiles on their march to Siberia. 
The same scene or something similar Is In 
every Russian photoplay that Is dramatic. 
"My Official Wife" has been produced over 
here as a play. Richard Henry Savage wrote 
the piece, which tells of the leader of the 
Nihilists, Helen Marie, entering Russia on the 
passport of an American, travelling alone, his 
entry certificate calling for a wife, who re- 
mained behind. In St. Petersburg, the Ameri- 
can was obliged to recognise and Introduce the 
woman as his wife. He also fell In love with 
her, saved his "wife" from attempting mur- 
der on the Czar at a ball, and finally left 
without looking her up when his real wife 
arrived on the scene. Helen Marie mean- 
while worked her wires to aid Nihilist plots, 
gave the anarchists her advice and kept 
tacha in line until she needed him, although 
as the fatal moment approached when too 
explosion was due, Helen told Bach It was 
all right, though an aristocrat, she loved him 
Just the same. Mr. Young did extremely well 
with his big studio scene. The Czar's ball 
was capitally set, and the director left a firm 
impression of Immenseness In the limited 
space. But the same director was a party to 
the padding In all of the five parts that could 
easily have been trimmed down to four at 
most, while "My Official Wife" Is or should 
have been but a three-reeler. Clara Kimball 
Young has the lesdlng role, Helen Marie, and 
fits tbe character physically, though addicted 
to a slight Inclination to pose, likely through 
Miss Young appreciating she can obtain a 
Madonna-like expression when gazing Heaven- 
ward. She acted with force before the camera 
when occasion required, and got emotion mov- 
ing when that was called for, In fact, Miss 
Young helps this feature as much If not 
more so than the final scene. Harry T. Morey 
was the American, a little exuberant under 
the circumstances. L. Rogers Lytton was the 
Police Chief without suggesting that sort of 
a Russian official is as astute as some books 
have made them, while Eulalle Jensen as a 
police spy in love with Sacha and Jealous of 
Helen (Mrs. Lenox, the "Official Wife") did 
an even show that could have stood more fer- 
vid enthusiasm or hate. Earle Williams was 
Sacha. who looks well, If hlB performance was 
not a consistently well balanced one. "My 
Offlcinl Wife" will probably revive the debate 
of the value of a plcturlzed play as against 
an original scenario with those writers who 
have that bug. They can deduce an excellent 
argument from it In favor of the scenario. 
Else that or say that the adapter for the 
sheet. Marguerite nertsch. threw away her 
opportunities. Fimr. 

THE RENEGADE'S SISTER. 

This three-reel picture Is the work of the 

Miller Brothers on their 101 Ranch. The 

manufacture of film* has been taken up in 

earnest hy these people and from the prenent 

picture they are going to give pictures with 

the true western settings. This feature Is in- 
teresting and devoid of the poorly arranged 
Interiors that characterize some of the western 
pictures where good studio conditions do not 
prevail. The story Is of a typical black sheep 
nf the wild and wooly. He runs a saloon and 
hi* sister does the dancing and other odd 
\n\)* around the place. Before the film starts 
he had robbed the Indians of some horses 
and cattle. They were trying to diBcover 



girl's sake." The girl and the renegade es- 
cape over tbe hills and the girl Is all In. The 
man sees a prairie schooner approaching. 
Thinking It might be an enemy, he leaves the 
girl and runs away. She Is picked up by the 
man In the wagon who Is traveling alone. A 
year later the happy home of the girl and her 
rescuer, is shown to whom she la now mar- 
rlod. The husband one day happens In at 
the saloon once owned by his wife's brother, 
but unknown to him. He decides to try his 
luck at cards and pulls out a purss which 
had belonged to his wife. The same stranger 
In the first of the picture Is there and recog- 
nizes It as the one belonging to the girl who 
formerly ran the place. He tells the husband 
so and he Immediately leaves for home to gain 
the truth. His wife can not deny It He Is 
grieved at her former life. The viper- brother 
appears at his former place of business and Is 
recognised by the same man who knew the 
purse. Instead of shooting him on the spot 
he befriends him and takes him to his home. 
That night the renegade slips from the home 
of his friend taking the former's pistol with 
him. He does not go very far when finding 
the Indians are on Els trail. Upon passing a 
settler's csbln he recognizes his sister and 
appeals to her for protection. She takes him 
In and tells her husband who he Is. The red- 
men attack the house and the three stand off 
their onslaught but the renegade Is shot by one 
of the Indians who creeps up close to the cab- 
in. The strsnger hunting for the man who 
had disappeared from his house saw the at- 
tacking Indians snd set out for aid. He gath- 
ers together tbe cow punchers and they route 
the redskins who had been successful In get- 
ting rid of their enemy. The stranger who 
had liked the renegade's sister from the be- 

8 inning restores peace between her and her 
usband. The photography could not be beat- 
en. With nearly all exteriors and clear 
weather nothing else could be expected. One 
especially good scene Is the fording of the 
river by about 100 Indians who meet the 
cowboys In the middle and they are put to 
flight. The plunging horses In the water make 
a fine spectacle. 



UNCLE BILL. 

A Melodramatic Farce In Three Parts. 
By Marguerite Bertuch. 

Uncle BUI Donald Hall 

John Mason, his nephew Win. Humphrey 

Julia Mason, John's wife. Julia Bwayne Gordon 

Olady's Julia's sister Constance Talmadge 

Jack Trent, a mutual friend Billy Quirk 

Vivien Trent, his wife Anita Stewart 

Mason, Sr., John Mason's father. 

Albert Roocardl 
"Olley" Curley, gentleman crook.. Jack Brawn 
Murray, of the Money Powers. .Anders Randolf 
Director— Ralph Ince. 
"Uncle Bill" Is not funny, but It Is not un- 
funny, nor Is a melodramatlo farce, Just a 
"comic," that was overplayed and overrun. It 
could have been done In one reel much better, 
the action would have been condensed and 
made faster, and the one or two laughs now In 
the three parts perhaps Increased through con- 
ciseness. The story Is the old, old farcical 
and more latterly burlesque one of husbands 
and wives, mixed In the customary farclal 
manner, with restaurant scenes, police, and 
even a burglar, who posed at "Uncle BUI." 
though the real Uncle BUI was there In the 
person of a susceptible middle-aged fellow who 
Immediately fell In love with a young girl. 
"Uncle Bill" was taken for the burglar, the 
marriage complications untangled and tbe 
thief led away to Jail, bringing to an end a 
picture play that had been foolishly fattened 
u*> to tbe point that It lost all melodramatic 
Interest, becoming merely a series of Improb- 
able and about all Impossible farcical situa- 
tions. Rslph Ince, who directed, cannot take 
any too decided credit. The players had not 
the farcical Idea, and a great deal of their 
time was wasted, besides which the situations, 
particularly those In the parlor of tbe home, 
were so palpably Bet, such as Billy Quirk hid- 
ing behind a screen whilst the remainder of 
the party could not but have helped noticing 
him had they not been directed to look the 
other way, and other such, Including scenes 
with tbo crook, do not commence to arrive 
under the heading of farce. An election for 
Governor is In the story, a Bowery tough In 
dress posing as the Boss, also there; the fear 
of a scandal, tbe misrepresentation of a riot- 
ous crowd of newspaper reporters and a 
threatened scandal In a restaurant scene, 
where a screen was tipped over In a cafe 
scene, although tbe cafe and the tipping scenes 
were separately taken and not assembled well 
enough to disguise the fact. The best per- 
formance is given by Constance Talmadge, a 
young and pretty girl, who gave a naturalness 
to her role the others of the csst could not 
secure. Anita Stowart does as poorly In this 
as she has done well In other pictures. Mr. 
Quirk and Albert Roccardl unduly overplayed. 
Mr. Roccardl especially as an elderly man. 
grotesqulng and burlesquing the character. 
"Uncle BUI' will have to hazard a reception 
upon the mental calibre of the audience It 
shows before. On tbe new Vltagraph bill 
opening Monday the lowest In grade since tbe 
house started as a feature place, the comedy 
followed Monday's Vltagraph dally release, a 
one- reeler called "Tbe Soul of Lulgl," one of 
those sob thlngtt that ended with a death, 
though the woman died In bed with alt her 
clothes on. without there having been any 
need for such a hasty finish. This was a de- 
pressing start, and if "Uncle BUI" died also, 
perhaps It was not altogether Rills fault. 

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"Sunday" Matter Going to Law. 

Hinghamton, July 15. 

The war against Sunday movies is 
on. Sunday afternoon every playhouse 
here was closed, all but the Symphony 
theatre shutting down voluntarily. 

An injunction will be sought by the 
Symphony management the latter part 
of the week, and the case will be car- 
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{Continued from Page 12.) 

Dare and Dare (New Acts) showing 
something in the way of society danc- 
ing. Will and Southern (New Acts) 

followed the dancers and found the 
audience fully on the alert. 

The Darlington Trio in Swiss cos- 
tumes pleased with nonsense. The 
musical work brought out some ap- 
plause and the slap stick comedy was 
sure fire. The rather odd setting with 
the paper mache cows in the yard and 
general rural appearance added 
strength. Milking the cow was a big 
laugh and the after comedy figured 
also. Another trio, the Three Stan- 
leys, did some bounding and bar work 
that was full of comedy. The setting, 
on the deck of a boat, could not be 
beaten by any of these so-called acro- 
batic bounders. Freed and LeVan 
(New Acts) added more songs and 
dancing to the show. Only 17 people 
occupied the stage during the per- 
formance. If a big time house can use 
but 17 the small time can not be cen- 
sured. 



DOT FARLEY SAVED. 

Los Angeles, July 15. 
Dot Farley, leading woman of the 
Albuquerque Film Co., had a narrow 
escape from drowning, Tuesday of last 
week, while the company was making 
a picture of Catalina Island. Miss Far- 
ley was washed off a large rock by a 
big swell. The motor boat captain 
refused to drive his craft among the 
seals' rocks. 

Director Gilbert P. Hamilton 
jumped in and pulled Miss Farley out 
unconscious. * 

It had been planned that a good 
swimmer double in the part, but Miss 
Farley objected. 



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The Palace Music Hall is dark. Pictures 
shown there since vaudeville closed. 



Palace through sickness and will probably 
not return next season. 



deitiude Coghlan will be seen at tho Ma- 
jestic next month In William C. DeMllles 
'The Price of Her Honor.'' 



YOUNG LADY 

Wanted immediately for trapeze 
work. Must be able to hold herself 
by teeth. Season's Booking. Full 
particulars to RADZEWSKI, 
109 East 26th St, New York. 



The Columbia will open Saturday night of 
this week with Ed. Lee Wrothe in "The Ginger 
C.lrls." 



Wulter I)e Orla of the .1. L. & S. offices will 
leave shortly for Muskegon for a fortnight's 

stay. 



Hal Davis, recently seen In Chicago In vau- 
deville. Is doing some directing for Essanay 
productions. 




Charles Rose celebrated the silver anniver- 
sary of his wedding this week with suitable 
ceremonies. 



Sammy Tischman, of the Thlelen offices is 
hack from New York, where he motored for a 
dimmer outing. 

Ceorge K. Kuester, formerly musical direc- 
tor with Matthews ;ind Shayne, has joined the 
orchestra at the Plaza. 



Milton CiTeen is out of the box office of the 



Charles Growl of the local United offices 
lias been spending his vacation at MuBkegon 
with the actors In colony there. 

H has been decided that Sarah Paden Is 
to play the Blanche Hates role In "The Fight- 
ing Hope" this coming season. 

Ford West has gone on a fishing tour in the 
vicinity of Charleston W. Va., in a party 
with Senator Chilton and others. 

Leonard and Alvin. who have been playing 
vaudeville around Chicago have joined the Ed 
I.ce Wrothe show at the Columbia. 

"One Clrl in a Million" is a new musical 
comedy by Addison Hurkhardt which will be 
put o n at the La Salle about Sept. 1. 

Charles iind Carter, a girl team have dis- 
solved partnership. Evelyn Carter Is rehears- 
ing a new act with a girl from New York. 

(Miss) Lep Shaw, one of the dancers In the 
chorus of "The Elopers," has made a hit and 
<he is now being featured with her daneiiiK 
nartner, Mr. Frank. 



Eddie Wright and two others will open 
Aug. :i in Hob Matthews' "A Night on the 
liowery." Wright Is known as the syncopated 
^odler of California. 

"The Girl Question." which was produced at 
the La Salle here, will be revived In San 
Francisco with Adele Rowland and Georgia 
Drew Mcndum In the cast. 



Edwin Welskopf, Leon S. Stern and Tom J. 
Hickey, the latter of the Hlckey brothers, will 
join forces and make clothing for actors. They 
will open a shop within two weeks. 



Amy W. Welskopf will be with the Dunbar 
Chautauqua association which will open In 
September. She has been manager of the 
Redpath Lyceum bureau for some time. 



Anna Fitzhugh, a Chicago singer who has 
been studying abroad has found a new way 
of spelling her name. It is now "Fitzlu". 
She will be one of the stars with the Chicago 
opera next fall. 



"Henpecked Henry" closed its season In St. 
Paul last week after 47 weeks out. Howard 
Langford, who had one of the chief parts in 
the tabloid has gone to New York for the 
summer. 



An Opportunity 
For Chorus People 

to play 

PRINCIPAL ROLES 

in 

Vaudeville Sketches 

CHORUS 6 .'."y l ! 

Youthful, of good ap- 
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gent, will be given an 
opportunity to play 
parts. Dancing and 
singing not absolutely 
essential, but ability 
to do either may be 
beneficial. 

Some stage experi- 
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experience from chor- 
us work will be suffi- 
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have confidence in 
their ability to act. 
Proper coaching will 
be given at rehearsals, 
but this is NOT a 
School of Acting. 

Need players for 100 
or more sketches that 
I have on hand. 

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Does not always coiiu' in 
Kilt-i'J^i? packages. 

A package containing Gail-. 
a: >nt Films, no matter whether 
Mirroimdi'd by silks or tat tors — 
ulways bring the exhibitor u 
full house. 

THE CURSE OF 
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3 HEELS. 

Another (inumont Triumph 

Shipping liny, July ii.'th. 





Charles W. Collins, formerly dramatic edi- 
tor of the Inter Ocean took the dramatic desk 
this week of the Chicago Evening Post, made 
vacant by the removal of Frederick Hatton to 
the Herald. 



Karl Gath, of Karl and Erin a Gath. has been 
suffering for some weeks with a serious men- 
tal breakdown and has been removed to a 
sanitarium. Erina Gath, is at the home of 
her sister, RL*0 Gass street, recovering from a 
nervous collapse. 



Adgie's lions, including the man eating 
"Teddy" were manicured last Monday at Lin- 
coln Park by Cy De Vry, bead keeper of the 
animals there. The animals were roped and 
properly trimmed before they were shipped 
on to New York. 



John Pltrre Roche, sometime writer for 
theatrical papers, Is the editor of a magazine 
called "Zowlc," which has considerable of a 
show flavor. Some verses called "The Rag 
Time Girl" In the new publication has 
caused a little sensation. 



The Coburn Players, who appeared last 
weel; at Scammon Gardens under the edge of 
the ("niverslty of Chicago, met with the most 
successful season they have ever experienced to 
Chicago. Harry Ridings of Cohan's Grand 
and Will J. Davis, Jr., were responsible for 
the big success. 

Local papers here claim to have discovered 
open gambling at Rlverview and an attempt 
is being made to have it stopped. Several 
well known followers of the manly art of self 
defense are accused of being operators of 
"fixed" games. The matter will probably 
reach the courts. 



It is purobable the electric signs and awn- 
Inns of the Palace Music Hall and Cohan's 
C.nnd will have to come down. An ordinance 
has been introduced In the city council call- 
ing for the removal of such projections In 
Dearborn and Clark streets, and a good share 
of the "loop" district. 

COHAN'S (Harrv Ridings. tiigr.L "Whirl 
of the World." still keeping tip stiff pace 

COMEDY (Frank Anhalt. mgr.L The 
Kloners." with fair returns. 

(rARRICK (John .1. Canity, niur.L "Peg 
0' Mv Heart." cleaning up. 

POWERS' (Harry .1. Powers. P'cr). 
"Daddv Ijonc-LeKs" still drawing well. 

DA SALLE (Joseph Pran ky, mgr. ). Pic- 
tures. 

ORCHESTRA HALL (Trlnz & Lubllner, 
inrrs.L- Pictures. 

^TI'DERAKER (Sain Leder. r. mur.). -P|c- 
turc«. 

FIXE ARTS (Ed Ilarmeyer. mgr). P|c- 
liirpn. 

Z1ECFELD (Ed Hanneyer. ni'ir.l. Pic- 
tures. 




and Albert Ward, assisted very materially by 
Adelaide Belle, who Is agile and full of life. 
She kicked the back of her head, first with 
the left and then with the right foot, much to 
the seeming delight of the rather slim house 
of Monday night. The Wards also came in for 
their share of attention. Right upon the heels 
of this bounding act Eugene Bernstein was on 
for piano numbers. This Russian pianist of- 
fered selections that were supposed to fit the 
average vaudeville audience, opening with a 
concerto by Mendelssohn, which be played bril- 
liantly, disclosing a sure technlc and good mu- 
sical taste. By and by he played the quartet 
from "Rlgoletto" with his left hand only, get- 
ting big applause for thlB feat. After this 
the inevitable sextet from "Lucia," but this 
time in the form of a transcription by Liszt, 
which took the curse off. Louis Merkel was 
In the orchestra pit, aiding Charles M. Fischer 
to give the proper background for the solo 
work. Mr. Bernstein was well liked. Lane- 
ton, Lueler and Company who offer fun of 
about every sort known to vaudeville from 
dancing to acrobatic work, and from singing 
to dancing and back once more, soon got 
right Into the good graces of the audience, 
and they got laugh after laugh with their 
ludicrous work. The act is familiar to almost 
every one, and yet it is sure flre in the matter 
of stirring up laughter, even when the audi- 
ence is lethargic with the heat of a July 
night. Jesse Lasky's "The Beauties" a sort 
of diminutive musical comedy on an elaborate 
scale came next. This was a little bit too long 
and did not get away at a very fast clip. It 
warmed up. however, along near the middle of 
the act and ended fairly well. It is a showy 
act, but not in It with some of the others 
put out by this producer. Harry B. Lester 
came on with a swing and found a hearty 
welcome. He sang, gave imitations and was 
called back for two encores and numerous 
bows. His depletion of H. Cooper Cliff as No- 
body, In "Everywoinan," waB one of his most 
pretentious offerings. Chrystal Heme was re- 
ceived with warm applause when she made 
her appearance and George MacFarlane, con- 
fining himself to light Irish airs, fitted into 
the program nicely. The Flying Henrys, who 
perform daringly on the trapeze and make a 
lot of noise while doing so, did not have much 
of a house left when they began their work, 
and only a scattered few were In at the finish. 
This is not because of any fault of the act, as 
it Is a good one of Its kind, but the heat, and 
the length of some of the acts in the bill ap- 
peared to have a tiring effect on those assem- 
bled. RBED. 



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VARIETY'S 
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 

PANTAGES' THEATRE BLDG. 
Phone, Douglass 2213 

JACK JOSEPHS in charge. 



A ■ protest against the application of 
A. H. Mackenzie for a permit to erect 
structures for "Fighting the Flames" 
was received by the Board of Super- 
visors from Claude L. Hagen, of New 
York. Hagen claims he is the original 
producer of "Fighting the Flames," 
that all rights belong to him, and that 
Mackenzie has no authority to stage 
the spectacle. Mackenzie's application 
lias been before the Supervisors for 
si.me time, and is said to have local 
backing. He has taken an option on 
a block of land near the Exposition. 



Peggy Lundecn. former member of 
the Gaiety company, is reported to be 
engaged to marry Parker Whitney, the 
California millionaire. Whitney, a few 
weeks ago. was divorced from his wife, 
who was Daisy Parrot. 



The new working rules of the Theat- 
rical Statue Employees' Union, which 
include the eight-hour day. will short- 
ly be in effect here. 



KMIMtKSS. Their (Jet Away,*' a crook 
playlet, was offered by Charles IVuchinan and 
Co. seen here befon- in more callable hands 
Act more meritorious than present players. 
The Oxford Trio. int. -resting. Five Violin 
Heautlos. pleased immensely. CI rant Gardner, 
hit. Newport and Stlrk, likable. Dancing 
Tyrrells, added, had the opening spot and did 
splendidly. Magre and Terry, who have Just 
(dosed the btirlesrpie season at the WlKwam. 
were also added, the pair offering a good Hue 
of talk that got ovr nicely. 

ORl'IlKI'M. 1 iat,> Carrera. the daughter 
of Anna Mild. iVatun-d. did not make the Im- 
pre--si(ii) expected and llv- young woman was 
onlv mildly reeived. A redeeming feature 
was the etfe ■ ■ t i v • work of Tyler llrookes, wli<» 
a-vi-ted Miss Catrera. VI. and Mine. Cot 
tadini's menagerie, very good John and 

Kinina Murk' . capit il entertainers, the form- 
er's piano playini: getting the most. Iluni- 
and Fulton, went biir. Hritt Wood. pr<> 
Ki-amed !,, ,,j.. ;,. threatened to <|M'» unli-* 



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given a better spot. Wood was assigned to 
the fifth position, and scored. Yvette, of 
last week's bill, took the starting place, and 
was not handicapped in the least, making the 
hit of the Hhow Sunday night. Kramer and 
Morton and "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep," also 
repeated successfully. 

PANTAGES— The Pollard Opera Co., very 
good. Alia Zandof, excellent. The Stevens- 
Cooper Co. offered "My Friend," formerly on 
the big time with a different cast, held atten- 
tion, but the sketch proved too long. A 
shorter route to the climax would be appre- 
ciated. Charles Kenna, liked. Kanolwskl 
Bros., opening, good. Leon a Guerney, good 
voice but actions exaggerated. The Los An- 
geles Ad Club Quartet, pleased. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.).— Mlml 
Aguglla (flrBt week). 

COLUMBIA (Gottlob, Marx & Co., mgrB.). 

All Star Co. (fourth week). 

ALCAZAR (Belasco & Mayer, ingrs.).— 
Bessie Iiarrlscale-Thurston Hall stock (sixth 
week). 

GAIETY (Tom O'Day, mgr.). —Pictures. 

WIGWAM (Jos. Bauer, mgr.; agent, Levey). 

Monte Carter Co. In vaudeville. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levny, mgr. and lessee ; 
agent, Levey). — Vaudeville. 

REPUBLIC (Ward Morris, mgr.; agent. 
\V S. V. A.). Vaudeville. 



The Modesta theatre. Mod est a, Cal., opened 
last week and had "Omar the Tentmaker" 
as the first attraction. 



Col. E. A. Braden, managing director of 
the Gaiety's productions, returned from his 
visit to Los Angeles. 



Frank Harrington, formerly with the Monte 
Carter Co., will open with Dillon and King at 
the Columbia, Oakland, July 11). 

Hazel Gary, of the Musical Lassies, and 
Frank Mohoncy, of Moboney Brothers and 
DalBy, were married last week. 

Genevieve Bllnn, who recently arrived from 
the cant, opens with the Ed Redmond com- 
pany at Sacramento Aug. 14. 



E. M. Kosner, orchestra leader at the Or- 
pheum, wrb taken to the hospital last week 
for a surgical operation. 

Magee and Kerry, who closed a long en- 
gagement nt the Wigwam last week, am play- 
ing vaudeville dotes In thin vicinity. 



The Musical Lassies, at the Empress the- 
atre last week, are un added attraction at 
Pantages, Oakland, this week. 



"Cablrla." the spectacular film, is at the 
Gaiety this week at 2.V7.V. 

.1. .1. Rosenthal and wife (Kathryn Oster- 
nian) and son left for the east Saturday. 

The Bell Trio, a new act that opened at the 
Pantages here last week, will play the entire 
circuit. 



Tom Baker of the Sherman-Grand at Cal- 
gary, stopped over here on his way east, 
where he will spend several weeks before re- 
turning home. 



"Fine Feathers" will be presented for the 
first time In stock by the All-Star Players at 
the Columbia, following "Trifling With To- 
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Guy Woodward, who recently closed with a 
"tab" on the Pantages Circuit, left for Alaska 
last week. He was accompanied by Prof. 
Henry, the aviator, who Is under Woodward's 
management. 



R. E. FOR SALE-STATEN ISLAND. 



The principals with the Monte Carter com- 
pany who opened at the Wigwam last Sun- 
day include Monte Carter, Clarence Lydston, 
Wm. Spero, O. J. Post, J. Roy Claire, George 
Archer. Drena Mack, Blanche T release and 
Blanche Qllmore. 



Dancers for the Irish theatre of the expo- 
sition will be recruited from the winning con- 
testants at the championship tourney for Irish 
and Scotch dancing to be held July U>, at 
Shell Mound Park. 



A. A. Gamble, the mental mathematical 
marvel, opened for Bert Levey at the Princess 
last week and created a very favorable Im- 
pression. With an Improved stage presence he 
would figure for much faster company and a 
legitimate successor to the late Marvelous 
Griffith. 



The Western Producing Co. Is the latest to 
open local offices. The company was or- 
ganized by Chas. Alphln, and Includes James 
Fort and Leopold Pam. Their first venture, 
now in rehearsal, will be a musical comedy 
tab with 14 people. 



Although featured In the electric .signs, 
Daisy Harcourt at the Pantages last week 
discovered her name was near the bottom on 
the three sheets In front of the theatre and 
registered a complaint, which resulted In the 
management covering the positions occupied 
by the comedienne's name. 



Monte Carter and his musical comedy com- 
pany opened for a stock season at the Wig- 
wam July 12 to capacity business. Mr. Car- 
ter is a big favorite in the mission district 
and is playing his third return engagement 
here since last December. Ills first run was 
13 weeks, a record for this house. 



John Fuller, Jr., of the Breiinan-Kuller 
Vaudeville Circuit of Australia, who spent 
the past month visiting Coast cities, sailed for 
home July 7. Among the many business 
transactions consummated by Mr. Fuller was 
the purchase of several organs from an Oak- 
land manufacturer for his Australian and 
New Zealand picture houses. 



Within the next few weeks two new plays 
by local authors will be presented for the 
first time on any stage at the Alcazar. The 
first is a comedy written by Mrs. Fremont 
Older, called "A Woman's Place." The second 
is "The Girl that God Fornot." by Howard C. 
Hickman, of the Alcazar Players. 



Ueh«ars;ils started tills week for Koi k K- 
Fulton's "Ciindv Shop." which will open its 
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ATANTIC CITY. 

By LOUIS WILLIAMS. 

APOLLO (Fred. E. Moore, mgr. ). 
Keys to Baldpate." 

KEITH'S (('has. G. Anderson, mgr.). Lew 
Dockstuder, solid hit ; Alfred Hergen. bari- 
tone, scored : "School Days Playground, " 



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clever juvenile act. well liked, novel finish 
Harry Cooper, assisted by Hugh Cameron, 
got over well ; Woodman & Livingston, ball- 
room dances, clever ; Van Bruce Margo Duffet 
Co.. good playlet; Ergotti & Lilliputians, 
opened ; Hopkins Sisters, pleased. 

MILLION DOLLAR HIP (John L. Young, 
mgr. ).— Nonette, pleased ; Cordon Bros and 
kangaroo, hit; Maynon s Birds. novelty; 
Mosc onls, dancers, scored ; Two Franks, good 
acrobatics. 



The City Commissioner's meeting for th« 
passing upon the motion of granting the 
Garden Pier (L'Aiglon Restaurant) a liquor 
license was held yesterday. 



BALTIMORE. 

BY J. E. DOOLEY. 

VICTORIA (Pearce & Sheck, nigra.; agent. 
N-N.). — The Rosemary Girls, refined; George 
L. Kennedy & Co., full of humor; Fern & 
Maderia, hit; Morse & Hill, lively chatter; 
The Barriers, clever. 

NEW (George Schneider. mgr. ; agent, 
Ind.).— Jack Roberts, 'A Night in China- 
town," out of the ordinary ; Riverside Four, 
do well ; Miller & Adams, funny ; Harold Ran- 
dolph, good ; Captain Dendon & Co., pleasing ; 
Miles & League, graceful. 

FORDS O. H. (Charles E. Ford, mgr.).— 
Pictures. Fairly good houses. 

AUDITORIUM (Wedgwood Nowell, mgr.). 
Pol' Playprr in "Raffles.'' With William Des- 
mond B«d Grace Huff in leading roles, com- 
pany does excellent work. Business Drettv 
dull but picking up as week ends. 

The thirty-sixth annual Maryland State 
"air will be held at Timonlum on September 
1-3. 

The most notable collection of theatrical 
art in the city, and regarded by many connol- 
seurs as one of the best in the country, is 
likely to be lost to this city If plans of 
Frederick C. Schanberger, president of the 
James L. Kernan Company, are carried out. 
Since deciding to turn the old rathskeller 
under the Maryland theatre into a ballroom, 
Manager Schanberger has been debating 
whether he shall heed the request of the 
Actors' Society of America, which has asked 
several times for the collection, or keep the 
pictures here as a special exhibit. He would 
keep them here If there were any place for 
them. The Actors' Society proposes to ac- 
cept the pictures and hang them in the hand- 
some clubrooms in New York as a memorial 
to the late James L. Kernan, owner of the 
Maryland. It is almost impossible to set a 
price on the pictures, but is Is believed they 
would bring close to *l(t.(KN> at auction. Mr. 
Kernan was r>(» years in making the collection, 
which numbers nearly ."><M> prints. 

BOSTON. 

By J. GOOLTZ. 

LOEWS ORPHEl'M (V. .1. Morris, mgr.: 
agent. Lnrw). — Vaudeville 

LOEWS ST. JAMES (William Lovey. mgr.; 
agent. I>iew). Vaudeville. 

BIJOU (William Craig, mgr.: agent. V. R. 
<).>. Vaudeville. 

SIH'UKRT (E. D. Smith, mgr). Raineys 
lluvtinu Reels. Fair business. 

MAJESTIC (E. D. Smith, mgr.). -Stock 
ill' Tiinn next Monday with "The Master Mind," 
C.irl Stowe. featured. 

HOWPOIN (George E. Lothrop. mgr). 
Vaudeville. 

Two fires m apparently Incendiary origin 
were discovered In the basement of the Gnlety 
last Saturday night but were extinguished 
with small loss The Gaiety Is on the Colum- 
bia circuit and the (ire officials are conduct- 
inn an investigation as to why they were set. 



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August 1 will bring Marcus Loew into con- 
trol of the Globe. 

"Billy" Leahy, formerly newspaper man 
and press agent but In recent years showing 
a live proclivity for producing, will head the 
campaign to try and swing a summer stock 
for at least six weeks at the Majestic begin- 
ning next Monday. The opening will bring 
The Man from Home," with Carl Stowe, who 
was understudy in the original company. 
Following this will come "Camille," with 
Nance O'Nell. and "Madame X," with Dorothy 
Donnelly. The company that will be per- 
manent for minor roles will include Donald 
Meek, Rose Morlson, Florence Shirley, all 
well known locally, and Joseph McCoy and 
George Connor. 

BUFFALO. 

By U. K. RUD1JL.PH. 

The heat wave has Anally reached Buffalo 
and few theatres can boast of their receipts. 
Hut two vaudeville houses are now open, the 
remaining theatres running pictures exclu- 
sively. The various resorts on both the 
Canadian and American side of the river and 
lake report good business. 

SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr.).— Headlin- 
ing are Herman Shone & Co., good comedy; 
John E. Hazzard, • good ; Muller & Stanley, 
exceedingly clever ; Smith, Cook & Brandon, 
liked ; Martini 6 Maximilian, laughable ; John 
Boyle & Walter Brazil, fair ; Zeda & Hoot, 
clever comedy ; Woods & Woods Trio, fea- 
tured in pantomlne. 

OLYMPIC (Bruce Fowler, mgr.). — Sawyer 
& Tanner, novelty ; Reed St. John Trio, re- 
fined ; Newell & Most, classy ; 7 Russells. 
minstrels went big. 



The Tuck and Star will us in the past sea- 
son feature the big legit productions. The 
Majestic will handle the return dates at 
popular prices. The Gayety will continue 
with burlesque, while there is yet some doubt 
as to fate of the Garden. 



Work on the proposed new Stratford the- 
utre has been contracted for and will doubt- 
less begin within a few months. Movie the- 
atres are going up all over the city. 



CINCINNATI. 

Br HARRY MABT1N. 

KEITH'S (John Royal, mgr.; U. B. O.). 
Three O'Connor Sisters, Howard & White, 
Fern, Blgolow Trio, lamed, Mack ft Irwin. 

ZOO (W. P. Whitlock, mgr.).— Cincinnati 
Symphony Orchestra, Viola Foote, soloist. 

CONEY ISLAND (A. L. Relsenbergor. 
mgr.).— Herbert & Wlllin, Bob Poshay, 
Dates & Anderson, Smith & Adams, Reeves & 
Moore, Singer's Dogs. 

CHESTER PARK (I. M. Martin, mgr.).— 
Todesca & Todesca, Nick Hufford, Kauffman 
& Lillian, Montgomery Duo, Burns, Brown & 
Burns. 

LAGOON (Arthur Wilber, mgr). Vaude- 
ville. Cabaret. Motordrome races. 

John Royal, manager of Keith's, has gone 
on a vacation to New York and his old home 
In Boston. 



Gentry Bros, showed here throughout the 
week, changing grounds daily. 



A violiphone has been placed in the lobby 
of Keith's and the public is invited to tango 
while waiting for the doors to open. So far 
the offer has not been taken advantage of. 

On a claim for $12r>, the Uno movie the- 
ater in Newport, owned by James M. Myers, 
was attached by constables from Squire 
Hutchinson's court. 



The Garden has closed for the remainder 
of the season. 



PLAZA (Slotkln, Rosing & Michaels, mgrs. ; 
agents, McMahon & Dee).— Pierce & Knoll, 
scored ; Kay & Howard, laughs ; The Simp- 
sons, sensational ; Paull & Ronalda, good ; 
Dickens A Floyd, clever ; Rollins & Guise, hit. 
To good business. 

With the opening of the coming season 
Iluffalo Is threatened with a theatrical shake- 
up. The opening of the Shea's new Hippo- 
drome will occur with vaudeville. Mr. Shea 
will probably shift the big time programs 
to the new play house and will run a second 
circuit of U. B. O. pop acts nt the old theatre. 
Mark-Brock will continue with the Loew Cir- 
cuit, booking the first calls at the Lyric and 
the second circuit with movies at the Aca- 
demy. In opening the Regent, a beautiful 
new S!iO,000 play houce seating 1 .400, they 
promise to show big time vaudeville and pic- 
tures. Thin playhouse, located as it is in 
the residential section. Is not expected to 
effect the downtown theatres. The Strand 
will continue its picture policy- With various 
theatres throughout the city booking nets 
through the local agencies there promises to 
be an overflow of vaudeville, and yet the 
management of Olympic says It will continue 
vaudeville, Instead of playing burlesque. 



Cincinnati Lodge, Theatrical Mechanical As- 
sociation, will hold Its first outing at Chester 
Park, July 18. 

At Chester Park, Saturday, chauffeurs, in 
a contest, demonstrated that although woe- 
fully out of practice, they still knew how to 
hitch up a team of horses. The occasion was 
the annual picnic of the Teamsters' and 
Chauffeurs' Union. 

The fuss between the musicians' union and 
Park Commissioners has been settled. None 
hut union bands will play In city parks here- 
after. 

CLEVELAND. 

Br CLYDE W. ELLIOTT. 

COLONIAL 'Robert Mclaughlin. m«T.). 
Colonial players in "Officer 000.'' Very good 
performance to big business. 

nCCHESS (Harry Buckley, mgr.).— "The 
Blindness of Virtue," with Edward Ewald & 
Company. Business fair. 

HIPPODROME (Harry A. Daniels, ragr.).- 
l!M4 African hunt pictures. Packing them In. 

MILKS (Charles Dempsey, mer.).- -Opening 
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OPERA HOUSE (George Gardiner, mgr.).— 
First week of pop vaudeville. Good show. 
Wilbur, amuses. Curtis Van, good. Rego 
Pros., applause. Welch-American Trio, good. 
The Aldeans, funny. 



The Star announces Its opening date for the 
burlesque season as either the first or second 
week in August. 



The Colonial will play six more weeks of 
stock. When the Hippodrome, running pop 
vaudeville for the past month, announced the 
Ralney pictures for this week, the Prlscllla. 
which had advertised its vaudeville season to 
dose, announced a continuation. Then the 
Miles, which had announced pictures, came 
forth with the opening advertisement for the 
beginning of the regular vaudeville season, and 
the movies were dropped. The opera house, 
which had been playing pictures, also dropped 
them and began pop vaudeville. The Miles 
and Opera House opened Monday with the 
vaudeville, and the Prlscllla closed Its season. 
The Opera House will retain the pop policy 
until the opening of the dramatic season. 



DETROIT. 

By JACOB SMITH. 

TEMPLE (C. O. Williams, mgr.; U. B. O. ; 
rehearsal Monday 10). — Henrlette de Serrls, 
artistic; Alexander Kids, big; Caesar RivoH, 
( l<>ver ; Eddie Ross, good ; Kennedy A Kramer, 
opened ; The Grays, entertaining ; Havlland 4t 
Thornton, pleased ; Islkawa Brothers, good. 

MILES (C. W. Porter, mgr.; T. B. C. ; re- 
hearsal Monday 10). — Dave Ferguson, very 
good ; Richards, fine ; De Dlo's Comedy Clr- 
• us, well liked ; The Klldere Trio, good ; May 
& Addis, good ; Murmelle, good skater. 

FAMILY (J. II. McCarron, mgr.; U. B. O.). 

Three Whalcns. very good ; English Trio, 
good ; Brown & Taylor, pleased ; Katsr 
Troupe, pleased ; Seymour ft Williams, good ; 
Three Tremalnes, fair; Mellor ft DePaula, 
i;ood ; Qucenlc Dunedin, excellent. 

PALACE (C. A. Hoffman, mgr.; agent. 
Cox). Colonial Minstrel Maids, entertaining; 
George Hnrada. clever; Catherine Nelson, 
fnlr; Padcn & Heed, pleased; Nellie Kimer 4V 
Co.. good ; W. .1. Dubolse, very good; Ger- 
Inrdt Sisters, very good ; The Argentine*, 
< x client ; Nolan Collie*, good. Livingstone 
Comedy Trio, pleased. 

COLl'MUIA CI". I). MouN, mgr.; agent, 
Sunt. VonhurK A> Dillon, fair; West Ed- 
wards, good : Kuhnnoff. excellent ; Kour I«n 
Keillors, verv good; Lavlnen ft I«aPage, fair; 
TritiH- Atlantic Trio, pleased ; McDonald ft 
Zalm. Mg ; Hunvnrd Sinters, good. 

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burlesque. 

GAKKICK (Itlchurd H. Lawrence, mgr.).— 
Jionstellc slock in "The Woman." 



Lyceum closed Saturday. Will reopen In 
August with Stair A Havlin attractions. 



Last week of "Neptune's Daughter" at the 
Detroit. 



Cadillac closed July 12. Will be reno- 
vated throughout and open In AugUHt with 
Progressive Wheel shows. 

Happy Jack Hale, who played two weeks at 
the National, and better known as Jack Rose, 
is wanted by a local hotel for $00.45 worth of 
bills which he contracted while stopping 
there. A warrant has been sworn out for his 
arrest. 



The EmpreBB, at Grand Rapids, which will 
play the S-C attractions, opens Aug. 17. 

M. W. Scboenherr, formerly manager of the 
Columbia, and for the past year general 
supervisor of the John H. Kunsky theatre, 
has resigned, and will open a theatre of his 
own after a short rest. 



HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. 

BY E. C. VAUGHAN. 

Honolulu, July 27. 

BIJOU (J. H. Magoon, mgr.). — George 
Webb Players in "Paid In Full." Business 
fair. 

EMPIRE, LIBERTY (J. H. Magoon, mgr.) ; 
HAWAII (I. Scharlln. mgr.) ; POPULAR (H. 
Rredhoff, mgr.) ; AMERICAN (J. Keevan, 
mgr). — Pictures. 

OPERA HOUSE (W. D. Adams, mgr.).— 
Sept. 0, Piano Recital, Harold Bauer; Sept. 
10-12, Maude Allen, In dances. 



INDIANAPOLIS. 

BY C. J. CALLAHAN. 

ENGLISH (H. K. Burton, mgr.).— 8eabury 
& Price, no\elty; Mamie Elmore, clever; 
Times Square Quartet, hit ; Cal Steward, 
scored ; Holraan Bros. 

LYRIC (H. K. Burton, mgr.).— Carl Risner, 
well received ; Billy A Ada White, clever ; 
Murphy & Kline, got over ; Lamb A Eckert. 
fair. 

FAMILY (C Harmon, mgr.; agent, Sun). — 
13-15, Ned Norton & Girls, Newport A Bert, 
Rooney & Russell, Two Wooden Hicks. 



H. K. Burton is away on a 10-day vacation. 

Sam Davis, of the Columbia, has returned 
from his vacation. 



The opening of tne roof garden on the 
Plaza hotel will happen Saturday. 

LOS ANGELES. 

BY CiUY PRICE. 

ORPHEUM (Clarence Drown, mgr.) -Week 
0, Valeska Suratt (holdover), not much en- 
thusiasm; Jan. H. Cullen (holdover), much 
applause ; McMahon, Diamond & Clemence, 
good ; Percy Bronson, Winnie Baldwin, de- 
lightfully bright ; Wlllette Whltaker, well re- 
ceived ; Kajuyama, clever; Walter De Leon 
A Muggins DavleB (holdover), very good. 

EMPRESS (Deane Worley, mgr.; S-C.).— 
Week (\, Onlap. excellent ; Tom Nawn, hit ; 
Mary Gray, very good ; Rathskeller Trio, fair ; 
Two Georges, good. 

HIPPODROME (lister Fountain, mgr.; W. 
S. A.). — Week 0, Howards Animals, interest- 
ing; Jane O'Rourk & Co., well received; Pete 
Lawrence & Co., fair; MacKinnon Twins, 
clever; Max Fisher (holdover), good; Ray- 
mond < holdover*, good; Jack A George, 
funny. 

PANTAGES (Carl Walker, mgr.: agent. 
Levey). --Week «. Harry Cornell. Edith Corcly 
Co., Ingenious, snappy; Clayton A Lennle, 
funny; The Oargonls, clever; Two Brunettes, 
good ; Hob Flnley A Yates Sisters, entertain- 
ing, also Columbian Quartet. 

REPUBLIC (Al. WfttHon. mgr.; agent, 
lyvey). Week ft, "October Eve," good; Paul 
Chabiis. good ; Richardson Posing Dogs, line ; 
Howard Sisters, fair; Mac O'Neill, good; O. 
M. Wlsi\ fair ; The Dallas Comedy Four, good. 



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All persons engaged for 



OWN COMPANY 

Report for Rehearsal MONDAY, JULY 28, 
10 A. M., Sangerbund Hall, Smith A Scher- 
merhorn Sts., Brooklyn. Answer Room 402 
Col. Theatre Bldg. 

WM. S. CAMPBELL. 



DID YOU IMOTIC 

IN OUR ADVERTISEMENT LAST WEEK 

THAT 

JOS. M. SCHENCK 

HAS BOOKED US FOR 

4frO \A/ E K IC S 

ON THE 

LOEW EASTERN-WESTERN CIRCUIT 
PRINCETON AND YA 



VIRGINIA HOLLAND 

Successful at the AMERICAN THIS WEEK (July 13) 

In Songs and Dances 



CENTURY (A. A M. Loewens. 
Musical burlesque and vaudeville. 



mgr.). 



Johnnie Fuller, one of the proprietors of the 
Brennan-Fuller circuit of Australia, who has 
been spending his vacation here, left this 
morning for home. 



Clarence Drown, manager of the Orpheum, 
is in the Canadian woods on a Ashing trip. 



David Hartford, who is rapidly recovering 
from his surgical operation, will leave Auk. 1 
for Chicago, where he will direct tho new pro- 
duction of "The Bird of Paradise." When 
that Is done he will go to New York and pro- 
duce a play Morosco pas In storage. 



Mrs. Wm. Hamilton Cllne, wife of the liter- 
ary bureau of the Orpheum, left Wednesday 
for a summer stay in the east. 



ALL PEOPLE ENGAGED FOR 



"LOVE MAKERS" 

Mtf "HEART CHARMERS" 



SAM HOWE'S 

Will kindly report for rehearsals on WEDNESDAY, July 2tth, 1114, at TUXEDO HALL. 
Madison Ave., cor. Stth St., New York City, at It A. M. promptly. Kindly acknowledge 
call in writing. 

SAM HOWE, Room 414, Columbia Theatre Bldg., Bway. cor. 47th St., N. Y. C. 
WANTED— A few Show Girls for Sam Howe's "Prise Show Girls." 



CHAS. ROBINSON and His "CARNATION BEAUTIES" 

All people engaged for above attraction report for rehearsal SATURDAY, JULY 2Sth. 
II A. M., GENEVA HALL, 234 West 43rd St., New York City. 
Acknowledge Columbia Theatre Building, Room 414. 



BOOKED 40 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS 

Loew Eastern and Western Circuit 








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PERSONAL DIRECTION, 

IRVING COO 

1416 BROADWAY, NEW YORK 




Considerable ill feeling is being caused here 

bv a producer, using the valet of a star who 

i •ntly came hero, in the capacity of a screen 

They contend that the part should 

be given an experienced man. 

"The Money Getters" opened Tuesday night, 
July 7, at the Morosco. The play, a musical 
comedy, was written by Waldemar Young, a 
San Francisco newspaperman. The piece "went 
over" with astonishing success for the first 
performance. The company consists of Mr. 
Lawrence, Frances Cameron, Mr. Slaon, Miss 
Ueatty. of the last Gaiety production. Wll- 
lard Louis is a new member. Arthur Clough, 
Jack Pollard, Louise Orth and about sixty 
chorus girls. "The Money Getters" ought to 
have a run. 



Billy Meek, the treasurer of the Majestic, Is 
the proud possessor of a handsome gold watch, 
the gift of "admiring patrons, and yours for 
aisle seats." He says he hasn't the slightest 
Idea who it came from. 



Assistant Manager Smith, of the Hippo- 
drome, escaped an untimely death by a nar- 
row margin last week. He places the blame 
upon cucumbers which he ate and declare* 
that henceforth that item will be eliminated 
from his diet. 



MILWAUKEE 

Bjr P. G. MORGAN. 

CRYSTAL (William Gray, mgr. ; agent. T. 
D. C). — Richard the Great, Immense in head- 
line spot; Kelso Bros., excellent; Tom Dal- 
ton, fine; Block, Hume & Thomas, good; Scott 
& Markee, appreciated. 

ORPHEUM (T. H. Enland, mgr. ; agent. 
T. B. C.).— Helen Dickson A Rambler Sis- 
ters, hit; Tuxedo Trio, excellent; Miller & 
Shelley, fine; Garton & Hell, good; Curtis, 
fair ; Rice Bros., pleased ; Kell. Weber & 
Kell, entertaining ; May Astor, fair. 

DAVIDSON -Davidson Stock Co., In "He- 
fore and After," to good business. 

T. H. Ealand Is the new manager of the 
Orpheum, one of the Saxe houses which has 
returned to continuous vaudeville and pic- 
tures. Eight turns and ten films are offered, 
alternating. 

MINNEAPOLIS. 

By C. W. MILES. 

METROPOLITAN.— Pictures. 

SHUBERT (A. O. Ralnbrldge. Jr.). Florence 
Stone opened limited engagement with Rain- 
bridge Players in "Years of Discretion." 
Given great reception and good houses. 

UNIQUE (Jack Elliott, mgr. ; S.-C. Week 0). 
Pattee's Nymphs, headliner ; "The Victim." 
with Evelyn Faver and Arthur De Voy ; Avel- 
Ing and Lloyd, Joseph Laurie and Frances 
Aleen, Swan. 

NEW GRAND (W. V. A.).— Mrs. Bob Flt- 
zlmmons in "Her Brother's Clothes," Jack 
London sketch ; Arthur Stone and Marlon 
Hayes; Les Montforts : Maxwell Holden, com- 
edy shadowgraphist. 

The Haliday Stock company has closed up 
the Bijou after two weeks of light business. 

Frances McLeod hns closed with the Shu- 
bert company and gone to New York. 

The Metropolitan opens Aug. .'JO with Fiske 
O'Hara In a new play. 

"The Flaw in the Alibi,'' a photoplay writ- 
ten by Edward S. Kern, a Minneapolis news- 
paperman, and produced by the Kalcm com- 
pany, was given at the New Grand week 
July 12. 



ALL SUITS FORMERLY 
$18.00 to $40.00 

NOW 

$9.00, $10.00, $12.50, 
$15.00, $17.50, $20.00 




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JACK CLIFFORD 

Direction, H. B. MARINELLI 



Qeorgie Hayes, a Minneapolis girl, former- 
ly here In stock, but who has been appearing 
In pictures recently, has been engaged for the 
ingenue role in "Under Cover" with the New 
York company. 

NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. SAMUEL. 

HIPPODROME (Jake Miller, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. 
SPANISH FORT (M. Sloan, mgr.).— Pao- 

lettl's Band. 

MAJESTIC (John L. Lenfant, mgr.).— 
Vaudeville. 

ALAMO (Will Guerlnger, mgr.). — Vaude- 
ville. 

Maurice F. Barr has been appointed general 
press representative of the Fichtenberg enter- 
prises In the south. 

Arthur B. Leopold, New Orleans' theatric 
lawyer, left Saturday on his annual vacation 
to New York. 

B. F. Brennan, the agent. Is going to take 
a peep at the big town also. 

New Orleans Is first in the field with a 
Knockerless Club. It Is planned to make the 
organization nation-wide. Only those persons 
connected with or adjacent to the theatre are 
eligible. There are no dues and but one duty. 
When a person speaks ill of another, each 
member binds himself to Interrupt with the 
following words: "He always spoke well of 
you. Do you think it will rain to-morrow? 
The officers are : O. M. Samuel, president ; 
Will Guerlnger. vice-president ; Maurice Barr, 
secretary ; R. M. Chlsolm, treasurer. The first 
board consists of Arthur B. Leopold, Abe 
Kaufman, Tom Zimmerman, Robert Savlni, 
Nat Ehrllch, Herman Fichtenberg, Arthur B. 
White, B. F. Brennan, Karl Goldenberg, Wal- 
ter Kattman, Abe Sellgman, William Ounn, 
Clarence Cosby, George Halllgan, Eddie 
Mather, G. Dureau. 

Walter Kattman. who occupies the Orphe- 
um's chair of literature, is visiting his par- 
ents at Brazil, Ind. 

Herman Fichtenberg has returned from a 
vacation spent in Atlantic City. He spent the 
Fourth of July there. Everything was boom- 
ing. Fichtenberg, always quizzical, asked an 
actor why they called It Independence Day. 
"Some scheme of the Shuberts. I think," the 
thesplan replied. 

PHILADELPHIA. 

BY JOHN J. BURNBS. 

KEITH'S (Harry T. Jordan, mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.). — Probably the poorest bill In some 
time here this week. Emma Cams In the 
headllner, and works very hard to ap- 
preciation. Wartenberg Bros., foot Jug- 
glers, were billed to open, but were replaced 
by Kelos Bros., comedy acrobats. These boys 
are good acrobats, but their comedy Is way 
off. Carl McCullough, billed as "the Joy 
germ," has hardly passed the germ state in 
most of his work. He had the audience 
•qulrmlng in their seats when he attempted 
to sing. The only thing that saved this 
young man from a complete frost was his 
last song and several imitations. His first 
three songs were entirely too high for him 
»nd hlB enunciation was terrible. "No. It" 
wag "The Act Beautiful," received fair ap- 
plause. This act might have done better In 
another spot on the bill, as the two preceding 
acts did nothing to enliven the bill In any 
way. Carrie Reynolds, a fashionably gowned 
young lady, was the first on the bill to show 
any real snap. Miss Reynolds has an ex- 
cellent repertoire of songs, but with her dash- 
ing appearance It might be well to suggest, 
that If she had put in a few rag numbers 
she probably would have been even more of 
* bit. While a trifle nervous In opening, she 



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recovered her self-composure as she continued 
and closed to big applause. Homer Llnd in 
The Singing Teacher" seemed to take with 
audience. It is a pity, though, that so good 
a vocalist as Mr. Llnd should elect to exhibit 
so little of that asset. Billy Halllgan and 
Dama Sykcs got few laughs. They were fol- 



lowed by Miss Carus. Leon Klmberly and 
Halflcy Mohr presented their singing nov- 
elty. Miss Lcltzel and .Feanette, aerial, 
cloned mil succeeded In holding them In their 
seats, for which they must be given credit. 

GLOBE (Fred I)e Hondy, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O.). — The bill this week offers a light 



summery variety that made a decided hit 
with the good siied audience. The combina- 
tion comedy act of Webb and Burns proved 
as refreshing as the delightfully cool atmos- 
phere of the house. They were well received. 
That the modern dances have not outlived 
their popularity was shown by the reception 
accorded Cole and Denahy, who prove ex- 
ceptionally good dancers. Interesting and 
entertaining was the song revue of Louise 
and Gertie Brunelle and Harry Stokes in a 
skit programed "From Yesterday to To-day," 
enlivened with bright chatter. Bmmett and 
Emmett, In "On the Banks of KUlarney," 
were another team who pleased in songs and 
dances. The Herbert-German Trio did good 
acrobatic work and received a large amount 
of applause. Dorothy Brenner, McGlnnia 
Bros., Emille Sisters, and Sylvia, a fasci- 
nating female poser and clay modeler. 

COLONIAL (F. O. Nixon-Nlrdlinger, mgr.; 
agent. U. B. O.).— Jane Weir and Co., Brnle 
and Ernie, Losane Troupe, Klein, Abe and 
Nicholson, Burnison and Taylor. 

NIXON (F. G. Nixon-Nlrdllnger, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O.).— Nellie Brewster and Co., 
"The Vegetable Garden," Clara Vallerlnl. 
Craig and Williams, "Musical China Shop," 
Adaler and Henning. 

GRAND (F. G\ Nixon-Nlrdllnger, mgr.; 
agent, U. B. O.).— Five Sullys, Burns and 
Acker, Three Hedders, Little Miss Jean. 
Johnny Reynolds, Francesca Redding and Co. 

Davy Lodge, formerly of the Colonial and 
Walnut street theater, is now occuplng the 
position of assistant treasurer at the Nixon, 
Atlantic City. 



PITTSBURGH. 

By GEORGE H. IRLDKI. 

HARRIS (C. R. Buchheit. mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.).— Four Vlennas, scream; Whitney's 
Operatic Dolls, pleased ; Henry Holman A 
Co., good; Elliott, Luckie & Young, encored; 
Minnie Harrison, excellent; Mr. & Mrs. Ned 
Cafferty, good ; Dave Wellington, clever ; 
Bingham & Thornton, hit. 

GRAND (Harry Davis, mgr.; stock).— "As 
Ye Sow," well received by big audience. 

Work has begun on the excavation of the 
new double theatre of the Harry Davis Enter- 
prises In Sixth avenue. The week also saw 
excavation for the William Penn hotel, across 
the street, a $3,000,000 structure. The build- 
ings will change the aspect of Sixth avenue 
and make it the new theatrical centre. The 
Nixon Is on the same street. 

The Davis interests claim that by working 
men in shifts and employing more than the 
usual number they will have the theatre 
built by September. 

PORTLAND, ORE. 

BYRE, ANSON. 
HIRLIQ (W. T. Pangle, mgr.). -Pictures, 

good business. 

BAKER (Geo. L Baker, mgr.).— Pictures. 

ORPHEUM (Frank Cofflnberry. mgr.; agent, 
U. B. O.). -Week H. The Subacks, opened 
strong ; Paul La Croix, good ; Melody Maids 
and Man, amateurish ; Ray Conlln, register- 
ed ; Trlxle Frlganza, real headllner; Clark A 




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Verdle, bit; Emll Patllnberg and Bears, 
closed show. 

PANTAGES (J. A. JohnBon, iiigr. ; agent, 
direct). Week <>, Woodward a Dogs, good; 
Orpheus Comedy Four, mured ; Tbo Husy 
Troupe, fair; Harry JoIbou, big bit; Harry 
Uirard ft Co., very good. 

EMPRESS (W. H. Pirrong, mgr.; S. £ C). 
— Week 0, Todd Nards, opened ; Konair ft 
Ward, good ; Minstrel Kiddles, scored heavily ; 
Savoy ft Brennan, bit ; Three Harbys, pleased. 

The current bill closes the Orpheum for the 
summer. The Hlrllg taken over the lease 
Sunday and will show pictures at 2.V50. The 
Orpheum reopens in its new home now being 
built. 



The All Star Trio ( Dennis-Lee- Alniark) 
opened a four weeks' engagement at the 
Columbia Sunday. These boys are very popu- 
lar here. 



SOUTH AMERICA. 

BV ROY CHANDLER. 

Buenos Aires, June 12. 

Just arrived a week ago from New York 
and find conditions theatrically here very good 
In spite of a six weeks' rain which has Just 
finished. Nicola's magical show closed Its 
return engagement here last week. He has a 
very good clean show, well equipped for these 
countries, and It gets over. He Is at present 
playing the Municipal theatre at Santa Fe, a 
gorgeous million dollar house, built by the 
government of the province of Santa Fe. 
Other big magical shows are through here as 
well, and principally the Wairy Maleroul 
show, a large organisation carrying twelve 
tons of baggage and doing several very large 
scenic magic effects. A splendid show but too 
heavy to travel through here. 

The dancing crate has not yet reached these 
countries. Only one cabaret exists, although 
the natives are very much taken with the rag 
music. 

An American turn opened last night the 
Royal, In the French revue there. MacMlllan 
and Fay, two young charming American girls, 
who very cleverly produce some novel effects 
and give the natives the real rag. The cir- 
cuses in general have all been suffering owing 
to rains. 

The Japanese Park Is undergoing some Im- 
portant changes and will be the Ideal place of 
amusement In South America this summer. 
There Is still room for some novel concessions. 

COLON (Municipal).— Italian Grand Opera 
Co.. Serofln, director, official season. Fair 
business. 

COLISEO.— Italian Grand Opera Co. Splen- 
did business, fine company. E. Vltaale, di- 
rector. 

SAN MARTIN— Italian Grand Opera Co., 
good business, popular prices. Director, 
Clone. 

ODEON. — Maria Guerrero ft Fernando Diaz 
de Mendoza, Royal Spanish Dramatic Co., 
splendid company, huge business. 

POLITEAMA.— Dark. 

MODERNO. — Lebreys French Dramatic Co. 
Good company, good business. 

VICTORIA.— Moranos Spanish Dramatic 
Co. Fair company, fair business. 

BUENOS AIRES.— Spanish Comic Opera 
Co. Poor company and bunlness. 

MAYO. COMEDIA. -Spanish Zarzuela Co.'s., 
always god business. 

APOLO. NUEVO, ARGENTiNO. VARIE- 
DADES. NACIONAL. NACIONAL (Notre J.- 
Argentine Dramatic Co. producing local plays 
of Inferior cIsbs ; poor companies, poor plays, 
cheap prices ; always fair business. 

CASINO. -Variety theatre, poor bill and 
business. 

ROYAL. French revues, good company, 
good business. 

COSMOPOLITA, ROMA.- Variety theatres 
and native burlesque ; good business. 

9CALA.- Closed for alterations. 

Forty Picture houses ; good business. 
MONTEVIDEO. 

UROUIZA. -Italian Comic Opera Co. Cltta 
di Milano, huge company, gorgeous produc- 
tions, good business. 

SOLIS.— Watry-Maleronl, Magic show, fair 

bUBtnCBB. 

18 DE JULIO— Sagl Barba Spanish Comic 
Opera Co., small popular priced company, good 
business. 

CASINO.— Varieties, fair show, good busi- 
ness ; 25 picture houses. 

SAO PAOLO. 

MUNICIPAL— Dark 

POLITHEAMA — Canales English Circus. 
Cfood company, no menagerie, splendid busi- 
ness, playing since March 1, still Indefinite. 

CASINO ANTART1CA. -Variety theatre, 
poor show and business. 

PARQUE ANTARTICA- Closed for winter. 

Thirty picture houses, all doing well. 
RIO DE JANEIRO. 

MUNICIPAL— Andre Brule's French Dra- 
matic Co., Comedle Francalse. Splendid com- 
pany ; poor business. 

LYRICO. Vltnles Itellnn Comic Opera Co. 
Fine company, splendid productions, good 
business. 

PALACE. Varieties. Good business, fair 
show. 

SAN PEDHO. Portuguese Comic Opera Co. 
Poor company, splendid business. 

CARI^OS GOMEZ. Portugese Dramatic 
Co. Poor company, fair business. 

Fifty picture houses, all doing fairly well. 

The Pavllhao Internaclonal. formerly on the 
Avenlda Central and a popular house (play- 
ing variety and circuses In spite of Its an- 
tiquity) has disappeared, torn down by Mu- 
nicipal order last May. 

CIRCUSES ON TOUR. ETC. 

TONY LOWANDE'9.— American circus and 
menagerie, at present the largest In South 
America, hnn been doing very good business in 
spite of bad weather. 

FRANK BROWNS CIRCUS AND NATIVE 
DRAMATIC CO.— Fair business, Moron. Ar- 
gentine, indefinite. 

JOCKEY CLUB AND CIRCO KELLER. 
Pollteama theatre. Rosnrlo, Argentine. Good 
company, good business, carries menagerie. 

CANALE'S ENGLISH CIRCUS. Polltheama 



theatre, Sao Pallo, Brazil. Good company, 
big business. 

ROYAL CIRCUS.— Wintering Buenos Aires, 
Argentine. 



SPOKANE. 

BV JAMES K. ROVCK. 

ORPHEUM (Joseph Muller, mgr. ; agent, S- 
C). — Week 4, Paul Stephens, passed; McDer- 
mott ft Wallace, fair reception ; Gertie Car- 
lisle ft Co., popular ; Walter Brower, material 
old ; Mennettl ft Sedelli, scream. 

PANT AGES (E. Clarke Walker, mgr.; 
agent, direct).— Week 5, Flying Kays, thrills; 
Louise DeFoggl, charmed ; Julie Ring ft Co., 
pleased ; May & Kildufl, cornered laughs ; 
Jessie Shirley ft Co., star lives here, big ova- 
tion. 

SPOKANE (Sam W. B. Conn, mgr.; agent, 
FlBher).— Week 5), first half: Snowle May- 
belle, Frank B'ardon, DeRosas' circus; second 
half : Nance Walker, Ford ft Cody, Frank 
Bardon. 



After seeing the act of Bllle McDermott aud 
Hazel Wallace at the Orpheum, Mayor W. J. 
Hlndley, city theatre censor, asked that half 
the hugging and kissing In the number be 
eliminated. f 



The local branch of the musicians' union 
has elected A. G. Reemer as president. Other 
new officers chosen are : H. O. Bowen, secre- 
tary ; George Brenner, vice-president ; C. W. 
Jones, treasurer, and Frank O'Connor, ser- 
geant-at-arms. 



The Gentry Bros, dog and pony circus was 
routed in here July 13-16. 

While the Pantages theatre was handling 
Its biggest crowd of the summer season, half 
the force of ushers decided to strike for an 
increase In pay. Four were released Imme- 
diately and replaced with new boys. Accord- 
ing to Manager E. Clarke Walker, the ushers 
have been paid 50 cents each per night, with 
two shows given. Sunday night an extra per- 
formance was scheduled and they asked 2.~> 
cents each additional. 



ST. LOUIS. 

By P. E. ANFBNGER. 

FOREST PARK HIGHLANDS (Robert 
Hafferkamp, mgr.). — Marvelous Manchurlans, 
Finn ft Finn, Elizabeth Otto, Wilson ft Au- 
brey, Jimmy Lucas, Josephine Dunfee, Caval- 
lo's Band, Diving Nymphs. 

PARK.— Venita Fltzbugh in "Madame 

Sherry" 

SUBURBAN.— "Spring Love." 

MANSION'S.— Stanley Stock In The Bread 
Winner." 

GRAND CENTRAL.— Pictures. 



Grace Van Studdlford and the Park sum- 
mer opera company are not singing "Robin 
Hood" this week because the star developed 
a summer cold, which prevented her appear- 
ing last week In "Red Feather," and her role 
was taken by Maude K. Williams. The man- 
agement decided to give Miss Van Studdlford 
a real rest and put on "Madame Sherry" 
with Venita Fltzhugh this week and "Robin 
Hood" is In rehearsal for next week. 



ST. PAUL 

By C. J. BBNHAM. 

EMPRESS (Gus S. Greening, mgr.). -De- 
spite extremely hot weather of the past few 
days Empress Is doing excellent, business. 
Winning Widows, well received ; Burton, Hahn 
ft Cantwell, please ; Wanzer ft Palmer, good ; 
Dick Delorls, well liked ; Fun at the Bath, 
good : pictures. 

NEW PRINCESS (Bert Goldman, mgr.).— 
First half, "The Conservatory of Music; Ollle 
Young and Miss April ; Taylor and Arnold ; 
Hob Sandberg ; second half. ' Hawashi Troupe 
or Japs ; Charmion Trio ; Davis and Kline ; 
Tedd and Rayo ; pictures. 

SHUBERT (Frank Priest. mgr.).— The 
Huntington Players In "The Traveling Sales- 
man." 

METROPOLITAN ( L. N. Scott, mgr.) — 
Pictures. 



TORONTO. 

By HARTLEY. 

SHEAS (J. Shea, mgr.).— "The Weaker 
Sex," a new four-act modern problem drawn 
by Anna Sbeese Richardson and Edmond 
Breese. received Its premiere to-night and 
Adele Blood scored strongly In the leading 
female role. Cooper-Cllffe was admirable and 
the whole cast were seen to advantage. 

PRINCESS (O. B. Sheppard, mgr.).— Percy 
Hnsmell's production of "The Chorus Lady" 
gave every satisfaction. 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L Solomon, mgr.). 

The Bonstelle Players gave a fine repre- 
senatlon of the crook play. "Raffles." 

LOEWS YONGE STREET (J. Bernstein, 
mgr. ; agent, Loew). — Willie Zimmerman, 
very o**ver ; Dick Crollus, in sketch, inter- 
est ln« ; Gray ft Graham, good ; Jean Southern, 
dainty ; Three Dixon Sisters, pleased ; Polzin 
I'.'ros.. Rood ; Nesber & Delbery. clever ; Med- 
1 In. Clark & Townes. entertaining. 

SHEAS HIPPODROME (A. C. MeArdle, 
niKr. : agent. U. B. O. ). — Toots Paka 6 Co.. 
a novelty ; Georgette, fine ; Lewis Bunsmore 
& Co., a hit; Stan Stnnley Trio, pleased; 
Page ft Newton, good ; Barnard. Flnnerty ft 
Mitchell, amused ; Kuma & Co., clever. 

BEAVER (W. L Joy. mgr.; agent. Orlfln). 
-Cnrter Lee Stock Co. 

CRYSTAL (C. Robson. mxr. : agent. Grlfl- 
fln).- Cleveland & Dowery. Hugel Bros., 
George Trump, Mlas Wellman. 

L\ PLAZA (C. Wcllaman. mgr. ; agent. 
Griffin,).— Junior ft Co., Llpton. Gibson ft 
Dvso. James Gallon. 

HANLONS POTNT ( L. Solmnn. mgr.: 
agents. McMahon & Dee). — The Tamous GT>th 
Regiment Band of Buffalo opened their en- 
gagement Sunday afternoon before an Im- 
mense audience and scored a big success. 

RCARRORO BEACH PARK (F L Hubbard, 
nigr.). D'Urbanos Band. Adair Ptoh. 



ADDRESS DEPARTMENT 

Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (July 20) 

The routes or addresses given below are accurate. Players may be listed in this 
department weekly, either at the theatres they are appearing in or at a permanent or 
temporary address (which will be inserted when route is not received) for $5 yearly, or if 
name is in bold type, $10 yearly. All players are eligible to this department. 



Adler ft ArUne 661 B 176th 8t NT 
Alexander ft Scott Majestic Chicago 
Allen ft Dalton Poll's Springfield 
Anthony ft Bom Variety N T 
Ayes Ada Variety N Y 



ft Crawford Variety N T 
Barnold's Dog ft Monkey Variety N Y 
Barnum Duchess Variety N Y 
Big Jlan F Bernstein 1462 Bway NYC 
Bimbos The Variety N T 
Bowen Fred ▼ ft Co Variety N T 
Bowers Walters ft Crooker Her Majesty's 

Melbourne Aus 
Brady ft Mahoaey 760 Lexington Ave Bklyn 
Brsasen ft Baldwin Variety N T 
Biesks Wallle Variety Chicago 
Bruce ft Calvert Wigwam San Francisco 
Buck Bros Empress Butte 
Buese Mlsa care Cooper 1416 Bway N T C 



Carlos Bros Fountaine Pk Louisville 
Carmen Minstrels Poll's Springfield 
Oarr Not It Wellington 8q London Eng 
Oartmell ft Harris Brighton Brighton Beach 
Carletta M 114 Livingston St Bklyn N T 
Co dorm t Riverside Ave Newark 
(Mark ft Hamilton Henderson's Coney Island 
Claudius ft Scarlet Variety N T 
Cliff Laddie Orpheum Los Angeles 
Oonlln Ray Orpheum San Francisco 
Corradlnl F care Tauslg B 14 N T C 
frelghton Bertha Keith's Boston 
Cross ft Josephine Empire London Eng 



Darrell ft Conway Majestic Chicago 

D'ArrtUe Jeaaette Montreal Indet 

De Felice Carlotta Variety San Francisco 

Delmar ft Delmar Lyric Birmingham 

De Long Maldle Pantages Tacoma 

Deveaux Hubert Hammersteins NYC 

Devine ft Williams 17 W laid 8t N T 

Dickinson Rube Lyric Birmingham 

Dlxey Henry E Co Brighton Brighton Beach 

Dunlay ft Merrill McVlckers Chicago 



WILFRID DU BOIS 

Summer Address 
376 Harvard St., Manchester, N. H. 



"EaBy Money'' Poll's Springfield 
BbeUag Trio tt Hudson Pi Hoboken N J 
Egomar Emille Variety N. Y 
Elisabeth Mary Variety London Eng 
Emmet t Mr ft Mrs Hugh J Crossan Apts At- 
lantic City 
Empire Comedy 4 Music Hall Brighton 



Gardiner Trio Orpheum Los Angeles 

Gibson Hardy Variety N T 

Godfrey ft Henderson Pantages Tacoma 

Oolden Claude Keith's Boston 

Gordon Jim ft Elgin Girls Variety N T 

Gordon A Rica Keith's Atlantic City 

Green Ethel Variety N T 

Greea Karl 3 Marlahllf Str Blngen-Rhein 

Germany 
Gygt Ota Variety N T 



Hagans 4 Australian Variety N T 



LOUISE 

HAMLIN and 



Care Will Collins, 

Paatoa St, London* 



BILLY 

MACK 

House, 



Hamilton Jsaa Variety N T 

Harrah Great 3747 Osgood St Chicago 

Havllans The Variety New York 

Hayama 4 Variety N Y 

Hayward Stafford ft Co Variety N Y 

Haywards The White Rata N Y 

Hermann Adelaide Hotel Plerrepont NYC 



Imhoff Conn ft Coreene Variety N Y 
Inge Clara Variety N Y 
Ishikawa Japs Variety N Y 



Jackson ft Florens Family Detroit 
James Walter Brighton Brighton Beach 
Johnstons Musical Variety London 



of 
Irving-JONES AND JOHNSON-Roy 
Now Playing Loew Time. Pantages to Follow. 

.Juliette Morrison's Rockaway Beach 



Kammerer ft Howland Empress Des Moines 
Kenny ft Walsh Keith's Philadelphia 
Keullng Edgar Louis Variety N Y 
Kimberly ft Mohr Music Hall Brighton Beach 
Kingston World Mlndell Orpheum Clroult 
Knapp ft Cornalla Keith's Atlantic City 
Kramer ft Morton Orpheum Oakland 



La Count B o as i s care Bohm 1647 Bway N T 
Lane ft O'Donnell Brighton Brighton Beach 



FRANK LE DENT 

JULY 27, EMPIRE, PRESTON, ENG. 



Lee ft Cranston Ramona Pk Grand Rapids 
Leonard Bessie 339 Townsend Ave New Havss 
Leslie Bert ft Co V C C New York 



ft Byron eare Cooper 1416 Bway N Y 
Ferry Wm (The Frog) Palais d'Ete Brussels 

Belgium 
Fields Toddy Variety N Y 

Frank J Herbert 1638 University Ave NYC 
Frey Henry 1777 Madison Ave NYC 



Original "Rathskeller Trio" 
Care VARIETY. London 



KEEP IN SIGHT ! ! 



Have your whereabouts in this 



Address Department 

May be changed weekly. 

ONE LINE, $5 YEARLY (52 times). 

Name in bold face type, same space and time, $10. 

Send name and address, permanent, route or where playing, 
with remittance, to VARIETY, New York. 

(If route, permanent address will be inserted during any open time) 



VARIETY 



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The Best Small Time In the Far West. Steady Consecutive Work for Novelty Feature Acts 

EXECUTIVE OFFICES, ALCAZAR THEATRE BLDG., SAN FRANCISCO 

PLAYING THE BEST IN VAUDEVILLE 

THE WEBSTER VAUDEVILLE CIRCUIT 

CHICAGO Suite 29 IN North La Salle St. JENNY WEBSTER, Prop. 

Affiliated with EDWARD J. FISHER. INC., Seattle; BERT LEVY CIRCUIT, San Francisco 

GEORGE H. WEBSTER, General Manager 



Harry Rickards 9 Tivili Theatres, 



LTD., 

AUSTRALIA 
Capital fl,2St,Mt 



And AFFILIATED CIRCUITS, INDIA and AFRICA. 
Combined Capital, $3,000,000 



HUGH.M INTOSH, Governing Director 

Registered Cable Address: "HUGHMAC," Sydney 

Head Office: TIVOLI THEATRE. SYDNEY— AUSTRALIA 

NEW YORK OFFICES, 312 Strand Theatre Bldg. 



NOTICE. 



PAUL SCHULTZE 

Theatrical, Variety and Circus Agency. . 

Established 1882. 

LONDON: 8, St. Martin's Place, W. C„ Trafal- 
gar Square. 

BERLIN S. W. 48: 31, Friedrichstrasse. Tele- 
phone 4. 10214. 

Blanche Leslie 

PLAYING LOEW CIRCUIT. 



Llttlejehn The Variety N T 
Lowes Two Variety N T. 



Maany A Roberta Variety London 
Rare * Addis Variety N Y 
Mar* Louise Variety New York 
MeCree Junto Columbia Theatre Bldg N T 
Meredith listers StO W (1st BtNYO 
Mlidleton A Spsllmeyer Freeport L I 
Morris A Beaaley Loew Circuit 
Musette 414 Central Park West N Y 



Nestor A Delberg Loew Circuit 

Nlblo A Spenser 863 12th 8t Bklyn 

Nlehol Sisters care Delmar 1461 Bway N T C 



O'Connor Sinters Family Detroit 
Olcott Chas Temple Detroit 
Orr & Do Conta Kyrlc Birmingham 
Otto Elizabeth Fountains Pk Louisville 



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Orpheum Theatre Bldg. 

MONTREAL, P. Q. 



Pallenberg'a Bears Orj.p up :-.,, 
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Reeves Blllie Varie;v I. on,:. 
Retlly Charlie Variety San 
Relsner A Gore V.\H«My \ 
Renards S Variety N T 



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THE ORION AL TRAMP CYCLIST 
Ca» ; no. Trouville, France. 



Rice Basel 70Q0 state 'it Chlcugo 
Rlehardinl Michael l' 1 LeUt-.ti- 8q London 
Richmond Dorothv Hotel ' lington N T 



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Featured In "The Eeno" 
Direction Anderson Oaiaty Co. 



Re- iima Mhletlc <ilrls Variety Chicago 
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no«M A Ashton Variety N Y 



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THE GRIFFIN CIRCUIT 

THE HIDE-AWAY BIG TIME CIRCUIT 

Direct booking agent, PETER F. GRIFFIN, Griffin Theatre Bldg., Toronto, Canada 

MONTREAL OFFICE, 41 St. Catherine St. Eaet 

BUFFALO OFFICE, 121 Franklin St. 

Freeman Bernstein 

Manager, Promoter and Producer of Vaudeville Acte 

5th Floor, PUTNAM BUILDING, NEW YORK 

OPEN DAY AND NIGHT Cable, "Freeborn,** Naw York 

Phone, Bryant M14 



BRENNAN - FULLER Vaudeville Circuit 

(AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND) 

AFFILIATIONS WITH SOUTH AFRICA AND INDIA 

BEN J. FULLER, Governing Director 

A. R. 8HEPARD 

GENERAL REPRESENTATIVE, ell PANTAGES THEATRE BLDG.. SAN FRANCISCO 



95% 



of all performers going to Europe make their steamship arrangements through 
us. The following have: 

Eva Tanguay, Beth Tate, Maud Tiffany, Torino, Travillo Bros., Dick Tubb, 
Great Tallman, Telegraph 4, Bert Terrel, Tiller's Sunshine Boys and Girls, Torta- 
jarda, Alice Techow, Tempest & Brewer, That Quartette, Toledo & Price. 

PAUL TAUSIG A SON, 1*4 E. 14th St., New York City. 
German Savings Bank Bldg. Telephone Stuyvaaant t 



MANAGERS AND AGENTS 

UNITED SCENIC ARTISTS' ASSN, Inc. 

247 WEST J4TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY 
Announces it now has an exclusive Booking Agency for Scenic Artists (members) at the 
above headquarters. 

MANAGERS will find it to their advantage to come to this Association for Artists 
and Assistants for Scenic Studios, Stock Theatres, Moving Picture Studios, Ete. Call, 
write or 'phone to Booking Department, United Scenic Artists' Association, 217 West 34th 
Street. Telephone 1711 Greeley. 



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■bean Al Variety New Tork 

Smith Cook A Brandon Orpheum Circuit 

Stafford A Stone Echo Farm Nauriet N T 

Stanton Walter Variety N T 

St Elmo Carlotta Variety N T 

Stevens Leo Variety N T 



CIRCUS ROUTES 



EARL TAYLOR and ETHEL ARNOLD 

Putting Over Songs 

Dir. JAS. B. McKOWEN. 
Next Woew (July 2t), Orpheum, St. Paul. 



Tezloo Variety N T 

"The Pumpkin Girl" »04 Palace Bldg N T C 

Temprst Florence Co Temple Detroit 
Trovato Morris A Fell 1492 Broadway N T 

Tsuda Harry Mujestlc Chicago 

Tucker Sophie Morrison's Knckaway Bench 

Turners The Sohmer I'k Montreal 



Valll Muriel A Arthur Variety N T 
Van Billy B Van Harbor N H 
Ytolinsky Variety N T 



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AGENCY 

41 CRANBOUBNB ST., LONDON. W. C. 

Cable Addreos. Yawden-London 

JK88E FREKMAN, Manager 

Welch Hen H>ndernon'« Coney Inland 
Wheeler Si Wilhon Morrison's Itocknw.iy ndi 
White & Jason Fountain? Pk Louisville 
Whltlnjr A Hurt Brighton Brighton Bench 
Wllhnt Troupe McVlcker's Chicago 
V.'lll.ird <S: Bond K<lth> Atlantic City 
WllHon A Auhrey Majestic Chicago 
Wood Brltt Orpheum Oakland 
Work Frank 1029 E 29th St Bklyn N T 



Tvette Orpheum Oaklnnd 



Zoollor Edward care Cooper 141C Bway M Y C 



HARNUM-DAILEY— 17 Uma, O. 18 Fort 
Wayne, Ind. 20 Kankakee 21 Btreator 22 
Bloomtngton 23 La Salle 24 Rock Island, 111, 
-."> Centrevllle, la. 

HAQENBECK-WALLACE— 17 Monmouth 18 
Kawanee 20 Quincy 21 Macomb 22 Oalesburg 
211 Peoria 24 Lincoln 20 Pontiac, 111. 

101 RANCH— 17 Corning 18 Elmira 20 
Mlnghamton 21 Norwich 22 Fulton 23 Herki- 
mer 24 Amsterdam 25 Lowvllle, N. Y. 



RINOLINQ— 17 Mankato 18 Mason City 20 
1M Minneapolis 22 Rt Paul 23 Duluth 2' 
Staples, Minn. 2, r > Crand Forks. N. D. 



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LETTERS 

Where (' follows name, letter la In 
Variety's Chicago office. 

Where S F follows name, letter is in 
Variety's San Francisco office. 

Advertising or circular letters will 
not he listed. 

I' following name indicates postal, 
advertised once only. 



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A brains lack 
AilaniH Brother* 
AdKle ((') 
Agan Minn 
Alaroon Rosu 
Alexander & Scott ( P) 
Amhrose Mary ( S F) 
Armstrong Betty 
ArmMronr P C 
Atkinson nilly 
Antrim Horry iC) 
Azard Paul 

B 

Rahcock Theodne 
Bndger Eddie 
Rarker & De Vere (C» 
Rarncs & Anher 
Rarton James D 
Bauman j A (C) 
Beaumont Arnold 
Boaumont Arnold (C) 



Hell H S 

Ivelmont Bella (C) 

Bernard & Edwards 

(C) 
Pernlvlcl Bros 
Rerry George 
llerzae Joan (C) 
Blnley & Edward* 
Blondell Eddie 
Uoehm W E (C) 
Roehm Will (C) 
Hoohm's Ath GlrlH(C) 
Rontonlans The 
Boyd Billy (C) 
Bristol lew R (C) 
Brown Prod 
Rrown Lena 
Brown Walter 
Burnard Dolly 
Burns Alex (P) 
Burns A Fulton 
Burton R 
Bushell May 
Ryal Dora E 



booked 40 conse cutive weeks LOEW EASTERN -WESTERN CIRCUIT 

GEO. and LILLIE GARDEN 



REMIER 



DIRECTION, IRIX/ 1 





HONI8TS 

, 1416 BROADWAY, NEW YORK 



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VARIETY 




An American performer's first night in Lon- 
don.— Went to the theatre, bought a round of 
drinks and paid a deposit on my ticket back 
home for six shillings. 

Never say again that England is slow. A 
hearse has been fined 3 pounds for exceeding 
the speed limit. Bingo! t! 

The Encore wants to know if the Cream of 
Society are those that come home with the 
milk. The Greymatter Is working. 



The lights are bad at the Hippo. Out this 
week. 

Betweenthesheetsly yours, 

Vardon, Perry and Wilber 

VARIETY, LONDON. 



Kenneth Casey 

known to the. world as 

The Vitagraph Boy 

On Tour In Europe and Africa 

bttf, faith Afrito 




GEORGE BALDWIN 

Just closed two years' engagement aa 
leading man with Valeaka Suratt. Imme- 
diately engaged for neat season for ROCK 
AND FULTON'S -CANDY SHOP.** 



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<oir« Foro«tc I5ocx/^j*s /* ^^/ 

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Callaway W E 
Carriownle Slaters 
Carlton Mr. 
Carr Wm H (C) 
Carrlllo Leo 
Carter Daniel 
CiirtwriKht & Aldrich 
("ate* Hand 
Cheslelgh Mae & Irene 
Chirk JN A Annle(C) 
Chllds B (C) 
Cblswlck H 
Clairmont J (C) 
Clark Hort 
Clark Hazel 
Clark & McCullough 

(C) 
Clark Thomas J 
Clarke Leo 
Clayton Bessie 
Clemens M (C) 
Clifford Hnrry H 
Clifton Helen (C) 
Collier Ruby 
Conroy Frank 
Cooley Hollls E (C) 
Coyne John 
Cuby Clemant 
Cummlngs F (C) 
Cummlakey Fred 
Cunningham Bob 
Curran Thomaa 
Curry Leo 
Curtlss Dorothy 



Dn CoHta Harry 
Dally Jameg E 
Daley Ralph 
Davis Lllllnn Lrander 
Deane Phyllis (C) 
Do Felice Carlotta 
De Fur & Esten 
De I^acey Mabel (C) 
De I»rls John (O 
Del Mont Al 
Delmont Nan 
Dcnsmore Beth 
Derkln's Novelty 
Do Vance Jay 
Devere Frisco 
De Vora Harvey 'A 
Dillon Inaac 
Dolan Jamen F 
f)olley Gordon 



Donegan James E 
Donlta (C) 
Donita Miss 
Donovan Jaa B (C) 
Doyle Bessie 
Doyle Grace 
Doyle & Dixon 
Duffy Thomas H. 
Duncan A O 
Dunn Potter T 
Dyson Hal 
Dyson J amen 

E 

Earl Loin (C) 
Edith Miss 
Edmunds & Fisher 
Elwood May 
Esmond Flos 



Farrel Edward (C) 
Fontaln Al 
Foo LI Shung 
Forbes Marlon 
Foremore Robt N 
Forlow Chas 
Fox Harry 
Frey Twins 

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Calloway Mrs (C) 
Gels Mrs (C) 
Godfrey Phil (C) 
Gibson Ethel 
Gird H.irry A 
Cordon John R 
Cordon Max 
Grant. Cert (C) 
Grandflelds I)an ,, i;iK 
Grat ten Lawrence 
Graves Joy (C) 
Graves Lillian 
Grav T J 
Green Fred P 
Greene Ethel 
Greene Fred 
Griffin Gerald A 
Griffiths rhas. 
Grodnn Billy *." 

II 
Huhn Arthur 
Flahn Irving J 
llamylton & DeanefO) 
Hardy Bob 




GAVIN and PLATT 
The PEACHES 

TOURING 

Phone 1311-M Passaic 

7 Hawthorne Ave., Clifton, N. J. 

ALFREDO 

VARIETY. LONDON. 



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Jerome and Carton 

Touring RICKARD'S CIRCUIT, AUSTRALIA 

0ALVI J. CURTIS 

In "GOOD BYE BOYS'* 

By Junle McCree 
Direction, HARRY SHEA. 

DAISY 
HARCOURT 

BOOKED SOLID 



Harrington Dan 
Harris Sam J 
Harris Zack 
Hart Mark 
Harvey 3 
Harvey H L (C) 
Hawley E F 
Hayes Catherine 
Herbst Lionel 
Herbst L (C) 
Hewlns Nan 
Hoi brook Bert 
Holley O A (C) 
Holman Harry (C) 
Holmes Jack 
Holton George (P) 
Houston & Olmsted 
Hughes Joe & Co 
Humphcys Alyce 
Hurst Frank 
Hyde Jack 
Hylands Musical 2 

1 
Irwin Jack 
Ivy Jack 

J 
James Al T 
.TennlnK* Blossom 
Johns Herbert D 

K 

Karrell Ed 
Kelly Joseph 
Kenllng Edgar 
Kent Anne 
King & Millard (Ci 
King Violet (P) 
Kirk Ralph 
Klein Emlle 
Kramer Sam 
Krusada Carl 
Kuhn Bros 

L 
Lally Maude 
Lamar Al 
Lane Percy E 
La Tour Babe 
Lawrence H 
La Marr & Lawrence 
Lawrle Joseph 
Lawsey Kathlyn 
Lawson France? 
I,"c Georire 
Lee Phyllis 
Loo J one 

Leslie Efhel (S F) 
Leoru Chas (C) 
Lesso Thomns 
Levering Welling 
Lewis Andy 
Lilly Chas (P) 
Linn Ben 
Lockwood Ruth 
Long Franz 
Lownnde Mamie L 
Ix)we Chaa P (C) 

M 
Mnckay Richard 
Macken/le Allison || 
Mark & Phillips 
McCormlck J C (C) 
Mahoney Bros K Daisy 
Mann Leslie 
Marlot Joe 
Marr Billy 
Martelle Howard 
Mnrtln A Trolls 



Marty n & Florence (C) 
May Violet K 
May Stella 
McKenna William 
Merlin (C) 
Mlley John 
Mittchell Bernard B 
Montrose Edith (P) 
Moon Maiden Co 
Morris Mike (C) 
Morton Jerome K 
Morton Mildred 
Mozart Mr 
Muholts Chas (C) 
Muller Stacey 
Murphy Blanche 

N 

Nelson Harry 
Nevlns & Gordon 
Newman W 
Nielsen Chas J 
Nolan Louise 
Norman Fred (C) 
Norton Dixie 
Nulton Josle (C) 



Olrott Vera 
O'NolI Emma 
Overton Emerson 
Owens Mllfred (C) 



Paka July 
Palmer P L 
Pardue Resale 
Parker Comedy Co(C) 
Parker Pen (C) 
Patterson M R (C) 
Pavlllo Tom 
Penney Arthur (P) 
Plsano Gen (C) 
Plopper Frank U 
Pollock Percy 
Presk Johnson B 
Prevent & Merrily 
Prince Al 
Prlnre & Berrle 
Prior ErneBt (C) 
Prultt Will 
Prvor Louis 



(turcn George 
Qulgley Boh 



Raymond M (C) 
Redway Eddie 
Reeves Amy 
Reld Jack 
Reynolds Johnny 
Reynolds I^ew (C) 
Rice & Dorr 
Richards Vie 
Roeh Wm. 
Roonev Alleen 
Rosey C W 
Ross E T (C) 
Russel Ruth 
Rutan Mr 

S 
Sahaya Marlon 
Sampsel Guy 
Saunders Chalk 
Si-heper W (C) 
Scott * Wilson (C) 
•.ebnn Hnrry E 
Sharp Harry B 
Shield K W 




Imperial 
Pekinese 
Troupe 



Six Chinese Wonders. 
Lately Featured with Anna 
Held Jubilee Co. 
Watch for Announcement of the Coming to 
America of 

MY SECOND TROUPE 
All Communications to 

LONG TACK SAM 
Sole Owner and Prop. Variety, New York 



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NORTH BRANCH DEPOT. 
NEW JERSEY. 


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CHRI8 O. BROWN 









DEIHL and CARSON 

ADDED TO EMPRESS BILL, SAN FRANCISCO, WEEK JULY 5 

and STOPPED THE SHOW 



BACK AGAIN ! 
WHO ? 



Third Return Engagement 



MONTE CARTER 



(IZZY) 



AND HIS OWN MUSICAL COMEDY CO. (25 People 25) 

HERE ? 

WIGWAM THEATRE, SAN FRANCISCO 

my r 

CAPACITY BUSINESS 



JEAHETTE DUPRE & BIG SHOW 



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Shirley Jessie 

Siddons Chas (C) 

Simmons Chas (C) 

Simpson Edward 

Slval Norbert 

Skatells 

Skipper George S 

Slivers 

Smith & Doyle 

Snyder N (C) 

Stunton Will (C) 

Startup H (C) 

Stinnett R J 

Stone John 

Sutter Lou (C) 



Tabor Monroe 
Taylor Chesator (C) 
Taylor Earl (C) 
Taylor R F 
Teal Raymond 
Teal Raymond (C) 
Tendahoe Mr 



Terry Rrth 
Terry Walter (C) 
Thorndyke Lillian 
Thurston Howard 
Tlghe Harry (P) 
Tilton Llcllle 
Tlmberg Herman 
Togan &. Oeneva 
Tojettl Alice 
Tully W J 



VandlnofT & Louie 
Van Hoven Frank 
Vinton & RuBter 
Violin & Taylor 
Violinsky 

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Walker Dell 
Ward Will J 
Wayne Chas 
Weber A Wilson 
Welch Ben 



Welch Rube 
Weston Lightning 
Whiteside Ethel 
Whltbeck Florence 
Whlttler Frank L 
Wlggln Bert 
Wilkin W L 
Wllke Ruth 
Wlllard Dorothy (P) 
Wlllard Jake 
Williams Bert 
Williams & Sterling 



Wilson Emmy 
Wood Maurice 
Woodslde James .1 
Wright & Rich (P) 



Yoleens Miss 
Yosco Bob 



Zeno 
Zinn Perl 



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Clean and Airy 

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VOL. XXXV. No. 8. 



NEW YORK, FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1914. 



PRICE TEN CENTS. 







VARIETY 




HARRY RICHARDS TIYOLI THEATRES, LTD. 



OF AUSTRALIA 









. 



HUGH D. MclNTOSH, Governing Director 

Desires to Announce That He Has, Opened Permanent Booking Offices in New York City 



. 



This is the only booking office in the world that can give big time acts a complete 

WORLD'S TOUR. 

Embracing 20 weeks in Australia; 6 to 12 weeks in India, Rangoon and Java; 4 to 12 

•> 

weeks in South Africa. 

Eight performances only per week; no Sunday work. A real holiday tour of the world. 

Artists travel at our expense throughout the complete tour. 20 weeks in Australia played 
within 21 weeks. At the conclusion of this tour artists can be booked in London if desired. 

Communicate at once with 

HUGH D. MclNTOSH ENTERPRISES 

Strand Theatre Building, New York City 

Telephone, Bryant 8187 CHRIS. U. BROWN, General American Representative 







Vol. XXXV. No. 8. 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1914. 



PRICE 10 CENTS. 



AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE BILLS IN 
MclNTOSH'S FAR EAST HOUSES 



Will Play Acts Around the World With Transportation All 

Paid. Intends Having English Booking Affiliation. Using 

All American Turns on Rickards Circuit in Australia. 

Chris O. Brown, American Representative. 



"All of the theatres I book for in 
Australia and India will play mostly 
American vaudeville acts hereafter," 
said Hugh D. Mcintosh just before 
sailing on the Aquitania Tuesday. 
"Chris O. Brown will represent the 
Rickards Circuit in the United States," 
added Mr. Mcintosh, "and I will es- 
tablish a London office while on the 
other side. I have a man in mind to 
take charge over there. 

"I will also have an English booking 
affiliation for acts to play that come 
off the world's tour I am now booking," 
he continued. 

In Australia Mr. Mcintosh plays an 
act 20 out of 21 weeks, paying the first- 
class transportation for a turn export- 
fd from this country, from San Fran- 
cisco to San Francisco on the return, 
the act traveling over the Rickards 
Circuit in Australia and the two 
months' tour of India without bother- 
ing itself over railway or steamship 
fare. It is 10 days by boat from Aus- 
tralia to Colombo, India. In the In- 
dian country. Bombay and Calcutta 
are also played among other cities. 
Mr. Mcintosh books solely and wholly 
for the vaudeville houses in India. 

In all of the Australian Rickards 
halls, of which Mr. Mcintosh is Gov- 
erning Director, but eight perform- 
ances weekly are given, with no shows 
on Sundays. The matinee days are 
Wednesday and Saturday. Some of the 
open afternoons are devoted to social 
function, tango teas and so on. 

In the development of his world's 
tour, the first of its kind in the history 
of the show business, and long a dream 
of all big variety impresarios, Mr. Mc- 
intosh has not decided whether he will 
make a connecting link between New- 
York and San Francisco, although he 
says that could be easily accomplished 
tor the acts he engages for Australia. 



The English connection is an impera- 
tive need, remarked the Australian 
manager, and will be looked after imme- 
diately, likewise the working out of 
several plans he lias in view that will 
not be announced until consummated. 

70 acts weekly arc played by the 
Rickards time in Australia, and about 
25 turns in India. This will require 
about 200 acts during the season. 
While South Africa is on the Mcintosh 
books, all acts are not available for 
that country. 

Before leaving Mcintosh established 
permanent New York headquarters in 
the Strand building. Chris O. Brown 
has assumed charge of the bookings. 
John D. Williams is the office manager. 
Mr. Brown for some years did the gen- 
eral booking for the Sullivan-Consi- 
dinc Circuit. Brown is considered 
one of the best informed men in 
America upon all grades of vaude- 
ville. He is understood to have 
given Mr. Mcintosh a contract on his 
services for two years, with an option. 
Upon the Australian returning to New 
York, in September, he will shortly 
after leave for home, coming back in 
January, when Mr. Brown will accom- 
pany him to England, then go to Aus- 
tralia for three or four months to fa- 
miliarize himself with that country. 
Meanwhile, Brown wilt make the book- 
ings for the Rickards time. 

Mr. Mcintosh has impressed the 
Broadwayites as a thorough' showman 
Some of the instances he recited in 
conversation in connection with the 
handling of his feature turns in the An- 
tipodes places h in in a class with Wil- 
liam Morris and the late William Ham- 
merstein as a publicity inciter and box 
office maker. 

Variktv was nentioned by Mr. Mc- 
intosh as the onlv theatrical paper he 
(Continued on page 13.) 



The OFFICIAL NEWS of the 

WHITE RATS ACTORS 9 UNION and 
ASSOCIATED ACTRESSES OF AMERICA, 



as formerly printed 
exclusively in 

appears on Page 8 of this issue. 



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GUY POST ADVISED TO REST. 

Los Angeles, July 22. 

(ijy Bates Post, star of "Omar, the 
Tent Maker," in its second week at 
the Majestic, has been advised by local 
physicians to quit the stage for several 
months until he has fully recovered 
from the effects of an accident at the 
opening performance here a week ago. 
The star was forcibly thrown to the 
stage when a cable, used to swing him 
across in midair, snapped. 

Post felt slight injury at first and 
continued acting. A few days later 
the pain became so intense he con- 
sulted specialists. The actor is believed 
to be badly ruptured or internally in- 
jured. 

BUNNY HEADING A SHOW. 

John Bunny, principal comedian 
with the Vitagraph for several yeafs 
past, will not do any picture work 
next year as he arranged to appear at 
the head of a big specialty show. 

Bunny will be surrounded by a com- 
pany composed mostly of juvenile per- 
formers. The plans for the Bunny 
tour are not c6mplete but George Sid- 
ney and Louis Wiswell who have 
them in charge expect to make some 
definite announcements shortly. 

The Bunny show will do spme pre- 
liminary road work in the south, hav- 
ing an August date with the Lucille 
LaVerne stock company in Lynch- 
burg. 



"High Cost" at Cohan's? 

The run of "Potash & Perlmutter" 
at Cohan's will end Aug. 22, it is re- 
ported, with "The High Cost of Lov- 
ing" CLew Fields) opening there the 
following Monday. 

Fach is an A. H. Woods* show. 



USING SPOONER AGAINST LOEWS. 

It is' reported the United Booking 
Offices is dickering with the Shuberts 
for the lease of the Cecil Spooner the- 
atre in the Bronx, to operate it if se- 
cured with pop vaudeville in further op- 
position to Loew's Boulevard, close by. 

This is said to be in line with a de- 
cision reached among the U. B. O. of- 
ficials to start an active and aggressive 
campaign against the Loew Circuit, 
commencing with the opening of the 
season. I 



REVIVING AFTERPIECES. 

Bridgeport, Conn., July 22. 

As a means of strengthening the 
Poli vaudeville show here Manager 
Saunders has decided to revive the 
old afterpiece idea wherein all the acts 
on the bill must take part. 

"Dutch Justice" .is the piece to be 
produced tonight under the direction 
of Jack Shephard. 

Not in a decade has the afterpiece 
revival been seen here. 



Will Have to Make Good. 

Although Klaw & Frlanger have ar- 
ranged for "Cordelia Blossom" to open 
at the Gaiety Aug. 31, the stay there of 
this show is limited unless it develops 
unusual box office* prowess, as Henry 
Miller's "Daddy Long Legs," originally 
scheduled to start at this house, is ex- 
pected to follow in during October. 



No Mrs. Lefty Louie Date. 

Hammerstein's Victoria has under- 
gone another change of mind. With it 
the engagement of Mrs. Lefty Louie at 
that theatre was declared off. 



If yea doo't advert ice 
don't sdv«rtJM at all. 



la VARIETY. 



VARIETY 



LITTLE DEMAND NOW IN LONDON 
FOR ACT S, EXCE PT IN REVUES 

While Craze Continues, West End Halls Not Drawing Before 

Main Show Starts and Managers Have No Use for 

Early Turns. Any On Before 9 Not Worth 

Over $50 Weekly, Says Manager. 



(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 

While the revue craze continues in 
the West-End music halls of London, 
just so long will there be small demand 
for vaudeville acts others than those 
that may be utilized in the body of the 
productions. Nobody comes to the 
houses before the revues start and the 
managers figure it is a waste of money 
to spend anything on the opening turns, 
regretting the few booked in advance. 

Such a "sure-fire" turn as Trovato did 
little at the Alhambra when placed in 
the vaudeville section of the show, but 
when he was transferred to the body 
of the revue, literally stopped the show. 

One music hall manager said he did 
not consider any turn, on before nine 
o'clock, worth over $50 a week to him 
and in future that was the limit of 
salary he would pay for such acts. 



SHUBERT ACCUSED SOHLKE. 

(Special Cable to Vabsbtt.) 

i London, July. 

The details of a most heated con- 
versation in a box at the Empire a 
fortnight ago is now public property. 
It occurred between J. J. Shubert and 
Gus Sohlke. Shubert accused Sohlke of 
stealing (he didn't mince the direct- 
ness of his wording) for London a 
number of effects used in the Shubert 
productions in America, and that 
Sohlke would be barred from all Shu- 
bert theatres in New York. 

Sohlke rejoined by saying he didn't 
ever expect to return to America and 
that he, or the people for whom he pro- 
duced here, had paid for every Ameri- 
can idea they had used. 

The abrupt entrance of Alfred Butt 
is said to have prevented the affair from 
ffoing beyond the debatable point. 



POSTPONING S-C ACTS. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 

Several foreign acts booked with the 
Sullivan-Considine Circuit in America 
have been requested by B. Obermayer, 
who originally booked them, to post- 
pone their American contracts for a 
more convenient date to the Loew Cir- 
cuit, which has since taken over the 
S-C houses. . 

It is said that most of the acts are not 
inclined to accede to the request, 
through believing that any action on 
their part agreeing to an extension of 
time on the "play or pay" agreements 
issued by the S-C may invalidate them 



SCHAFFER IN NEW YORK. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Paris, July 22. 

Sylvester Schaffer, who can give an 
entire vaudeville performance himself 
if necessary, and his manager, S. Rahl- 
man, are due to sail tomorrow oh the 
Vaterland. Schaffer is to open first 



at the Casino, New York, where a new 
musical show goes on early in August. 
Also sailing for New York are Gracia, 
a shadowgraphist, The Sorelicks, Rus- 
sian dancers, and the Patty Frank 
Troupe, gymnasts, all engaged by the 
Shuberts. 

It is understood in Paris that these 
acts have been engaged by the Suberts 
to join a road show opening Aug. 14. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 
Sylvester Schaffer leaves tomorrow 
on the Vaterland. It is said he will 
open in New York Aug. 17 at the 
Lyric, for the Shuberts. 



JANIS PLAYING IN FRENCH. 
(Jamil <*»)• to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 
The piece Elsie Janis is to play in 
Paris will be "The Girl on the Film," at 
the Gymnase, Miss Janis playing in 
French. 



D'ARMOND-CARTER SPLIT. 
(Special Cable to Vartbtt.) 

London, July 22. 
Isabelle D'Armond and Frank Carter 
will dissolve their vaudeville partner- 
ship of several years' standing. 

Carter opens with the new Winter 
Garden show in New York in October, 
and Miss Carter will present a new act 
in the varieties, with another male part- 
ner. 



Cross-Josephine Trouble. 
XSpecial Cable to Vaihtt.) 

London, July 22. 
Wellington Cross and Lois Jo- 
sephine, Americans who came over 
here and appeared in the Empire revue, 
are constantly bickering, it is said, and 
are on the verge of splitting their 
stage partnership. 



"Romance" and Doris Keane in London 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 

Doris Keane is on the Continent 
spending a vacation. She returns to 
America in the fall to resume her suc- 
cessful tour in "Romance" under the 
direction of Charles B. Dillingham. 

The following season Miss Keane will 
open in London in the piece, when she 
returns to the Shubert management, the 
latter controlling the English rights to 
it. 



Building in St. Martin's Lane. 
{Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 

Building contracts have been let for 
the erection of the St. Martin's theatre 
in St. Martin's Lane, which will seat 
about 800 people. 

The syndicate promoting the enter- 
prise have executed a lease of the new 
Structure to B. A. Meyer. 



GABY DESLYS ATTACKED. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

Berlin, July 22. 

The pending engagement of Gaby 
Deslys at the Berlin Wintergarten 
would have been declared off had not 
Gaby started an action against a Vienna 
paper for libel. The Wintergarten is 
said to have insisted upon Gaby doing 
so in order to secure the additional 
publicity and to offset the effects of the 
paper's attack. Gaby will probably ap- 
pear here early next year. 

The Vienna story said Gaby was 
born in 1886 at Horin Mofternice, Mah- 
ren, a province of Bohemia, that her 
real name is Hedwig Nawratil, and that 
she was a servant girl before going on 
the stage. It also alleged Gaby still 
owes 200,000 marks in Vienna for 
jewelry purchased a long time back, 
most of the jewels being pearls. 

In her defense Gaby says her real 
name is Caire, that she is 26 years old, 
and was born at Marseilles. Also that 
she entered upon her stage career di- 
rect, not via kitchen, and owes nothing 
anywhere. It is borne out by those who 
know her of old that her birthplace was 
Marseilles. 

What is behind the attack has not de- 
veloped, and neither is it known wheth- 
er Gaby is serious in her suit for libel. 



DILLINGHAM'S SHELDON PLAY. 

(Special Cable to Vartbtt.) 

London, July 22. 
Yesterday, shortly after Edward Shel- 
don arrived here, Charles B. Dilling- 
ham accepted a play Mr. Sheldon sub- 
mitted, and will produce it in America, 
with Jack Barrymore starred. 
The Sheldon piece is yet unnamed. 



COCHRAN-PRODUCING-AUTHOR. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 
When Charles Cochran takes posses- 
sion of the Ambassador as lessee in 
September, Cochran will present a new 
revue, in which he will be programmed 
as part author. He has settled upon 
$1.25 as the price of admission and will 
not start the performance until after 
nine o'clock. 



Harry Weldon Wanted at Home. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 
The Shuberts wanted Harry Weldon 
for their Winter Garden, New York, 
but music hall managers here with 
whom he is booked, refused to post- 
pone his dates. 



Haddon Chambers' Production. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 
Haddon Chambers has signed a con- 
tract for the production of a new play 
at the Haymarket, following "Tante" 
there. 



Engagement for Three Years. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 
Molyneaux, an English singer, has 
been engaged by the Shuberts, through 
the Marinelli agency, for three years, 
commencing in September, when the 
girl is to appear in a Shubert New 
York production. 

If jwt dom't •drwrtfto la VARIETY, 
omm't adwertim »t mIL 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Sons, 104 East 14th street, New York. 

July 18, Alfred and Sigrid Naess, Carl 
Hoel (Imperator); 

July 21, Kloof and Kloof, Niblo and 
Spencer (Aquitania); the Piroscoffis 
(Noordam); 

July 24, (Miss) Bertie Wyatt (Phila.); 

July 25, Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Kramer, 
Paul Kramer (Kronp. Cecilie); 

July 30, Frank Eldred, Glenroy and 
Russell (Baltic); 

Aug. 1, Collins and Hart (Vaterland). 

July 21, Brandon Tynan, Mayne Lyn- 
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Alf Hayman Hugh 
Mcintosh, Jimmy Britt (Aquitania). 

July 18, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle 
(Imperator). 

July 22, Exiane (Touraine). 

July 24, Dorothy Waldeman (Phila- 
delphia). 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 

July 23, Charles B. Dillingham, Mr. 
and Mrs. Leonard Hicks, Maurice Rose, 
Ryan and Tierney, Mr. and Mrs. Jack 
May, Edward Darling, Joe Pincus, M. 
S. Bentham, Sylvester Schaffer, S. 
Rahlman, Brandon Hurst, Mr. and 
Mrs. Cecil Lean, Mr. and Mrs. Master, 
Jack May, J. J. Shubert (Vaterland). 

July 22, Felix Edwards, Lily Cahill, 
Lola Fisher, Wilfred Draycott (Adri- 
atic). 

July 24 (For Quebec), Truly Shat- 
tuck (Empress Britain). 

July 29, Blanche Ring, Frances Ring, 
Thomas Meighan (Olympic). 

July 22— George Tyler, Henry W. 
Savage (Kr. Wlhm.). 

July 25— Matilda Cottrelly (Lucita- 
nia). 

July 25 — Jack Curtis, Anna Chandler, 
Eddie Kane, Al Lewis (St. Paul). 

Aug. 7, Mr. and Mrs. Jarrow (Kr. 
Aug. Vic). 

(For South Africa), Madge Clifton, 
The Keppels, Wentley George Street 
Company. 

Paris, July 10. 
(For South America), Lyal and Bert, 
General Bumm and Miss Lilly. 



MORE P. & P. RIGHTS SOLD. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 

J. A. E. Malone has secured, in asso- 
ciation with J. C. Williamson, the Aus- 
tralian and South African rights to 
"Potash & Perlmutter." 

The Laurillard syndicate here is or- 
ganizing a third company to tour Great 
Britain in the piece, opening Dec. 26. 
James R. Waters has been signed for 
the role of Abe Potash in it. 

Palace Sketch for This Side. 

Special Cable to Variett. 

London, July 22. 
Before sailing M. S. Bentham prac- 
tically concluded arrangements with 
Alfred Butt to present the "Marriage 
a la Carte" skit, now at the London 
Palace, in American vaudeville. 



Schwartz' Have Daughter. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Fritz Schwartz yesterday. 



VARIETY 



$8,000 EMPIRE, LONDON, BILL 
WITH CARPENTIER AT $3,500 IN IT 

Alfred Butts 9 Hall Returning to Vaudeville With Stupendous 
Aggregation Pending Opening New Revue. F 
and Kathleen Clifford Also in Program. 



{Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 

Alfred Butt is starting the renewed 
vaudeville era next week at the Em- 
pire, following the end of the run of the 
revue, "Merry Go Round," with a stu- 
pendous program for London, totaling 
in salaries, $8,000, with Georges Car- 
pentier, the white champion of the 
world, heading, at $3,500. 

Others are Polaire, Kathleen Clif- 
ford, Cross and Josephine, Charles Hart 
(colored), Volante, Rousby's "End of 
the World," Hill, Cherry and Hill, 
Four Realings, Fisher and Green. 

Vaudeville will play at the Empire 
until Mr. Butt is ready to present the 
new revue he is preparing. That will 
be around Sept. 1. Dazie, the dancer, 
now over here, may go in the revue, 
also Frank Tinney, the latter not hav- 
ing engaged with any management in 
America as yet, despite announcements. 

Gunboat Smith, over whom the 
French champion secured a victory 
here on a foul, is reported as appearing 
next week at the Palladium. 



BEATS WAYBURN TO IT. 

(Special Cable to Vajujttt.) 

London, July 22. 

Hearing that, Ned Wayburn is re- 
hearsing the Lew Field's "barber shop" 
scene for the revue Wayburn is to pro- 
duce at the Middlesex, Albert de Cour- 
ville, of the Hippodrome, rushed the 
same scene along, and will show it next 
week in his house, forestalling Way- 
burn. 



NEW GAIETY PIECE. 

(Special Cable to Varidtt.) 

London, July 22. 

George Grossmith will appear in the 

new piece he has written for the 

Gaiety. It is called "The Bing Boys 

Are Here." Ina Claire is to appear 

with Mr. Grossmith in it. 



BARKER'S ADVICE DECLINED. 
(Special Cable to Vaeibtt.) 

London, July 22. 

The actual reason for the withdrawal 
by J. M. Barrie of his satirical revue 
that he had written, is said to have been 
the attempt of Granville Barker (who 
was to have produced it) to give Mr. 
Barrie advice upon how to write a 
revue, after reading his manuscript. 



Chariot Quarantined, Doing Business. 
(Special Cable to Variitt.i 

London, July 22. 

Scarletina, which has confined Andre 
Chariot, manager of the Alhambra, 
since last week, will keep him in quar- 
antine until Aug. 14. He is not seri- 
ously afflicted, and is transacting busi- 
ness over the 'phone. 



Jack May on 44th St. Roof. 
(Special Cable to Vauiwtt.) 

London, July 22. 

Jack May, proprietor of Murray's 

Night Club here and also well known 

in connection with other night life en- 



tertainment for London, leaves tomor- 
row on the Vaterland, to establish the 
first New York Night Club, for the 
Shuberts, on the 44th Street theatre 
roof. 



LONDON'S BIG SEASON'S OPENING. 

(Special Cable to Vamxwtt.) 

London, July 22. 

The opening of the regular fall and 
winter season here will be inaugurated 
by a most unusual number of premieres. 
For the week commencing Aug. 31 the 
first-nighters will be called upon to 
book stalls for Sir Herbert Tree's 
"David Copperfield" at His Majesty's; 
"Tante" at the Haymarket; Du Mau- 
rier's production of Hubert Henry 
Davies' new play at Wyndham's; "The 
Yellow Ticket" at the Prince of Wales, 
and the revival of "The Little Minister" 
at the Duke of York's. 



PARIS OPERA RESIGNATION. 

(Special Cable to Vajuwtt.) 

Parts, July 22. 

The chaotic conditions of the Na- 
tional Opera of Paris are clearing per- 
ceptibly. The resignations of Andre 
Messager and L. J Broussan, co-direct- 
ors, have been accepted, taking effect 
Aug. 31. Jacques Rouche has accepted 
the directorship, taking charge of the 
Opera Sept. 1. 

The orchestra wants an increase in 
salary next year, claiming the present 
pay is insufficient. The chorus ballet 
is also in the throes of agitation over 
salaries. Rouche has promised to con- 
sider the claims, but will probably be 
unable to comply. 

The Musicians' Syndicate has ordered 
the orchestra members not to sign any 
new contracts for next season, thereby 
making it impossible for the Opera 
management to recruit any orchestra 
for the new season unless paying the in- 
crease. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S RUNNING ALONG. 

Arthur Hammerstein wanted to close 
down the Victoria for a short while dur- 
ing August to repair the orchestra and 
balcony. Oscar Hammerstein remarked 
the patrons had become used to it. 
Whereupon Arthur did not press the 
point. 

Another reason for closing also, as 
reported, was to install a bar on the 
corner that is now used by the box 
office men to sell tickets, and Loney 
Haskell to think. 



NO VAUDEVILLE MERGER. 

A report circulated around this week 
of a "gigantic vaudeville merger" was 
rumored without facts, and there is 
none such in sight. 

What the promoters of the story 
likely wanted to know was about a pro- 
posed and possible incorporation of a 
holding company for several vaudeville 
theatres that are now working in very 
close sympathy. The formation of this 
company, if completed, will have no 
effect either way upon the present vau- 
deville situation. 



Connie Edits in Drama. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 
Connie Ediss and Walter Passmore 
have been engaged for the new drama 
that will be put on at the Drury Lane 
in the fall. 




DE COURVILLE SENDS ANSWER. 

{Spootml Cable to Vabubty.) 

London, July 22. 

N<jw that Variety of July 10 is here 
with the story of Laura Guerite's 
that she will appear in the December 
revue at the Hippodrome, through 
holding a contract signed by Frank 
Allen of the Moss Empires, Albert d* 
Courville, manager of the Hippodrome 
(and author of the statement in Va- 
riety of July 3 that Miss Guerite would 
not be in that show to replace Ethel 
Levy), now arises to keep the inter- 
national argument at fever heat 
through asking another denial be 
published that Miss Guerite will take 
Miss Levey's or anybody's place in 
the next Hip show. 

Mr. de Courville, however, tacitly ad- 
mits Miss Guerite will be at the Hip 
by stating she will be cast for the 
revue as thought best, and also claims 
that the Hippodrome pays Miss 
Guerite's salary, $300 weekly, only for 
minor parts. He also states that Miss 
Guerite was engaged for the next Hip 
revue simultaneously with the engage- 
ment for the road show of "Hello 
Tango," and not subsequently. 

Laura Guerite, when asked if she 
wished to reply to Mr. de Courville 
this week or wait until next week, said 
she had nothing to further deny in the 
controversy, excepting a few things 
that did not matter materially, and that 
the de Courville cable could stand, ex- 
cepting that she would like to draw the 
attention of the American profession- 
als to the golden opportunity Mr. de 
Courville is opening up at the Hippo- 
drome by paying $300 weekly for 
minor roles. 



GIVING AWAY MONEY. 

Hamilton, O., July 22. 

The Grand, a Gus Sun house, now 
playing a summer season of pictures, 
has designated Monday and Tuesday 
of each week as "Pay Days," when pa- 
trons holding ten-cent tickets are given 
the opportunity of participating in the 
distribution of money (real) ranging in 
amounts from one cent to ten dollars. 

The scheme is a drawing card. 



WIFE WINS VICTORY. 
(8 pedal Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July 22. 
The divorce action brought against 
Queenie Merrill was tried last week, 
and resulted in a victory for the wife, 
her husband being refused the divorce 
applied for. 

Eight correspondents were named in 
the action, among them Cyril Maude 
and Albert Whelan. 



Louis N. Parker Will Live Here. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, July. 
Louis N. Parker, who dramatized 
"David Copperfield," and has several 
other claims to distinction, now says 
that when he returns to America during 
the coming season, he will make the 
United States his future home. 



BERTISH 

A TREMENDOUS iilT AT THE HIPPODROME, LONDON, is the American Ideal Athlete, 
BERTISH. 

This is his third return engagement at that house within six months (twelve weeks in all). 



Dillingham's English Dancer. 
(Special Cable to Vajubtt.) 

London, July 22. 
For one of the new Charles B. Dil- 
lingham's new productions in the fall, 
the New York manager has engaged 
Rcnee Braat:., an English dancer. 



VARIETY 



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MUSIC PUBLISHERS* COMBINE 
WORKING OUT SATISFACTORILY 



$400,000 Saved Yearly in Payment to Singers Is 

Committee on Emergency and Distress Appointed. 
Publishers Going After Record Makers, Who Try 
to "Shave" Settlements. Have a Per- 
manent Organization. 



The formation of the Music Publish- 
ers' Board